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IREX = company. Made both the "Iliad" and The "iLiad Book Edition" Third edition for 10/2008: "Digital Reader Series" Page IRex page should not redirect to Iliad (one of it's products). —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:11, 15 October 2008 (UTC)

networking details?[edit]

I wonder if somebody could clarify about the wireless/wireline network connectivity of this device. The only reviews I was able to dig were telling of the network interfaces used for connecting to the subscription service portal for contents download. Can one remotely managed the files stored on the reader from a PC? From a linux one that has no iliad-special (proprietary) software installed? Nothing I could find said it's impossible to do, but nothing has confirmed it either. --BACbKA 22:20, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

Having read the manual and the forums at the manufacturer site, I came under understanding that 1) normal users can only use the network connectivity for communication with the manufacturer's software upgrade/content dissemination portal 2) developers can (free of charge, but maybe under an NDA, and definitely not anonymously) access the device locally via the network in some way detailed in the developers' docs (which I was unable to find directly w/o providing own data 3) under the GPL conformance roadmap, they anyhow plan to publish all the sources so that one could a) embed any own app/agent on the device b) when the portal communication protocol is publish, implement a free software local portal service to run locally on a PC. Also, they say in the FAQ the device should be technically accessible as an external USB drive as long as one's OS supports a Windows-formatted USB disk, but they officially only support Windows XP. --BACbKA 20:47, 18 December 2006 (UTC)

It is possible to install dropbear (software) sshd and login to the iLiad over either the wireless or the wired network. Files can be copied to the device via scp in this way. The normal end-user approach is over USB -- when you plug it into a USB host port it pretends to be a USB mass storage device and does not require any additional software on the PC. Autopilot (talk) 19:45, 25 November 2007 (UTC)


Sentence has a double negative and so is completely unclear "A notable lacking feature is no DRM content, although many users see this as an advantage." Does that mean it is lacking "no DRM" ie it has DRM included? Or is it in fact, simply "lacking DRM" Graldensblud 19:31, 15 May 2007 (UTC)

I'd interpret that to mean that it has no DRM. This would be a lacking feature to publishers concerned about copying works, but an advantage to users, who would be free to shift a purchased work around between formats or devices if they so choose. I agree the sentence is relatively convoluted as written.- (talk) 13:37, 17 March 2009 (UTC)