Friday, July 6, 2012

Our new TV is running Linux!

We have just bought a new TV set. Happy that it has WLAN and Network so I connected it to our home-network. A quick "nmap" run on the IP address of the TV shows "x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu" as its OS (please see the log output below)

Great, our TV is running Linux. Smoooth ....
.... and since it has an IP address it is now already automatically documented by I-doit in my personal openQRM.

mhmmmm :) ... so, it is actually an open-source GPL firmware/operating system on this TV ... and were I can download it to enable the sshd daemon for login in ?

I could have also titled this blog entry as 

"Why Linux on the Desktop will not happen".
The reason for why Linux on the Desktop will not happen is because it is already there. Linux has already arrived for the average Users on Smartphones, Tablets, DSL Routers, even TVs and many more other gadgets.

Here the nmap log output:

root@cloud:/var/log# nmap -vvv -O --osscan-guess 

Starting Nmap 5.00 ( ) at 2012-07-05 20:57 CEST
NSE: Loaded 0 scripts for scanning.
Initiating ARP Ping Scan at 20:57
Scanning [1 port]
Completed ARP Ping Scan at 20:57, 0.08s elapsed (1 total hosts)
Initiating Parallel DNS resolution of 1 host. at 20:57
Completed Parallel DNS resolution of 1 host. at 20:57, 0.00s elapsed
DNS resolution of 1 IPs took 0.00s. Mode: Async [#: 1, OK: 0, NX: 1, DR: 0, SF: 0, TR: 1, CN: 0]
Initiating SYN Stealth Scan at 20:57
Scanning [1000 ports]
Discovered open port 443/tcp on
Discovered open port 4443/tcp on
Discovered open port 80/tcp on
Discovered open port 6000/tcp on
Discovered open port 9090/tcp on
Discovered open port 7676/tcp on
Completed SYN Stealth Scan at 20:57, 2.69s elapsed (1000 total ports)
Initiating OS detection (try #1) against
Host is up (0.0057s latency).
Scanned at 2012-07-05 20:57:33 CEST for 4s
Interesting ports on
Not shown: 994 closed ports
80/tcp   open  http
443/tcp  open  https
4443/tcp open  pharos
6000/tcp open  X11
7676/tcp open  unknown
9090/tcp open  zeus-admin
MAC Address: 48:44:F7:BB:F6:89 (Unknown)
Device type: general purpose
Running: Linux 2.6.X
OS details: Linux 2.6.17 - 2.6.28
TCP/IP fingerprint:

Uptime guess: 0.060 days (since Thu Jul  5 19:31:43 2012)
Network Distance: 1 hop
TCP Sequence Prediction: Difficulty=198 (Good luck!)
IP ID Sequence Generation: All zeros

Read data files from: /usr/share/nmap
OS detection performed. Please report any incorrect results at .
Nmap done: 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 4.58 seconds
           Raw packets sent: 1029 (46.036KB) | Rcvd: 1017 (41.439KB)

1 comment:

Der Verr├╝ckte said...

Im pretty sure my new Galaxy SII runs on Windows. Why else would it be so stable? ;-)

Have you tried to download the sources already? They should be around, its Free (as in Free Speach) Software....