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General Discussion / Cloud-Free Camera
« on: April 28, 2019, 08:34:13 am »
I have been searching all over the web for a cloud-free wifi camera that is solid and reliable.  They used to be common, but now everything is cloud based.  I don't want a camera that constantly clogs my meager internet connection with personal and private video for the world to see.  I can build one from a Raspberry Pi, but I prefer to buy one already made.

Is OpenIpCam cloud-free?  What cameras use it?  What cameras can be re-flashed to use it?

Help / How to identify which model
« on: June 23, 2014, 08:54:33 am »
Does anybody know how to recognize which camera I have?  As usual, its a cheap chinese POS with no brand name on it.  The blue box says "ALL-IN-ONE IP/Network Camera".  The web gui lists "Software Version:" and "Web Version:" which I suspect is BS.  The internal DDNS is "".

The camera is running Linux and accepts a telnet connection with no authorization.  It lets me look at the file structure, but not at any files themselves.  I can do stuff like "cp" (copy) and "rm" (delete) on files, but "cat" (type) is missing.  There is a "type" command in the mini-busybox shell, but it doesn't seem to do much and wont type the file on the screen.  I tried "cp file con" and also "con:" and "con$" but none of that worked.  It just created a file called "con", etc.

When I first telnet in, the current directory is "/tmp/eye".

There is also an FTP server which also works, but the regular admin password does not work so I can't get in right now.

There was a little CD that came with the camera and on it there were instructions that called it a B1 camera 520 or 521.  I think that is some sort of generic name.

The web system primarily operates with XML files and not CGI as most here seem to do.  Entering "http://ip:port/videoinfo.xml" in firefox brings up:
<Caps Mirror="0" LightMode="0"/>

So basically anything that ends in ".xml" invokes an internal CGI script that handles access to the specified XML file.

In one of the web pages they have a section that suggests that the chip may be MIPS and not ARM.  There is a function that says "if (Board=="MIPS") ...", but I can't find anything that actually calls that function.

SO has anyone seen one like this?  Is it compatible with openipcam?

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