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Archive for May 31st, 2021

Fritz!Box repeater and other devices: “Radar detection enabled. At the moment no wireless LAN connection (5 GHz) is possible; please wait.”

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/05/31

If any of your Fritz!Box devices under “Wireless” -> “Radio Channel” -> “5-GHz band”  the indicates “Radar detection enabled. At the moment no wireless LAN connection (5 GHz) is possible; please wait.” – Google Search:

  1. Click on the “Refresh Auto Channel” button
  2. Wait until it has chosen a new 5Ghz channel
  3. Verify you can connect over 5Ghz
  4. If you still cannot connect, retry steps 1…3 once.

I had this only happen on 1750E repeaters so far, but others seem to have had it on other Fritz!Box devices as well.

In the Netherlands, potentially affected channels seem to be 52 through 140.

Related:

–jeroen

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E46 fuse box and cigarette lighter connection when front has VDO navigation installed

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/05/31

Some links (mostly in German) about E46 fuse box, and cigarette lighter connections (in my case: there was a VDO Dayton navigation in the normal place of the cigarette lighter in the front):

–jeroen

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Downloading files with wget on ESXi · random writes

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/05/31

Reminder to self to check if wget on ESXi now finally supports https downloading: [WayBack] Downloading files with wget on ESXi · random writes.

In the mean time, ESXi 6.7 Update 2 and up seems to support this; so the below workaround might only be needed for ESXi 6.7 update 1 and below.

[WayBack] VMware ESXi: help downloading large ISO – Server Fault

I will likely not do this, as by now all my ESXi boxes should have been recent enough.

I will keep the article because of the BusyBox commands section below.

If so, I might finally try and write a Python wrapper for this, as I know that Python 3 on ESXi supports https, but the ESXi BusyBox does not have a built-in cURL.

Some links and notes I might need by then:

BusyBox commands

Another cool thing in the above blog post is that it shows how to dump the BusyBox built in commands.

I ran it for ESXi 6.7 with a slight trick to get the full path (using back-ticks and escaped back-ticks) and content.

Since ESXi is BusyBox based, the commands that are in /bin are not actually binaries, but each command is a symlink to the BusyBox binary. BusyBox then knows the original name of the command, so it can deduct what part to execute. This makes for a very space efficient storage scheme.

The various bits of the tricks to get the location of the BusyBox binary, so the --list parameter can be passed to it:

  • The which wget gives the full path of wget.
  • The ls -l `which wget` shows the full path of wget and the symlink target (but there is no way for ls to only show the symlink target).
  • The readlink -f `which wget` shows the full path of where /bin/wget points to: the BusyBox binary.

The main trick consists of backtick evalution, and knowing that ls cannot get you just the symlink target, but readlink can:

Now the back-tick escapes, because you cannot nest back-ticks:

  • The `readlink -f \`which wget\`` executes the BusyBox binary without arguments.
  • The `readlink -f \`which wget\`` --list executes the BusyBox binary with the --list parameter.

Note I do not like the cat --help (see [WayBack] How do I check busybox version (from busybox)? – Unix & Linux Stack Exchange) way of getting the BusyBox version, as that gets echoed to stderr.

This is the output:

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Posted in *nix, *nix-tools, cURL, ESXi6, ESXi6.5, ESXi6.7, Power User, Virtualization, VMware ESXi, wget | Leave a Comment »

 
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