Re: [NTLK] Nitro/Neo: TcpObex and Linux?

From: Eckhart Köppen (
Date: Mon Jun 30 2003 - 22:03:13 PDT

On Mon, 30 Jun 2003 23:14:24 +0200, Gert Menke wrote:
> has anyone ever used TcpObex with a Linux box?
> What software do I need to send files to the Newton?

I use OpenOBEX on my MacOS X machine. It should work without problems
on Linux too. OpenOBEX contains a little command line application
"obex_tcp" which can be used to send and receive files (receiving via
OBEX requires that obex_tcp runs as root or suid root because it
listens on port 650). Unfortunately, obex_tcp does not run that nicely
as a daemon since it terminates after a timeout or after receving one
file, so you have to run it in a loop.

I'm not sure about a nice integration into KDE or Gnome, but on MacOS
X, I use "On My Command" to add a "Send via OBEX" Finder context menu.
Works quite nicely, and with IC/VC, you can then install packages right
from the Finder.

You can find OpenOBEX here:


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