2.0.12583 Download Issue (Technical Discussion)

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  1. zefie

    zefie Elite Member

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    Here is what is going on behind the scenes when you get the "Download Failed" prompt:

    XBOX 360:
    GET /content/fffe07d1/manifests/0/system.manifest HTTP/1.1
    User-Agent: Xbox Live Client/2.0.12583.0
    Connection: Keep-alive
    Host:Download.xbox.com

    Microsoft Server:
    HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found
    Server: Apache
    Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1
    Content-Length: 15
    Date: Tue, 19 Oct 2010 20:49:16 GMT
    Connection: keep-alive

    File not found.

    I've tried intercepting it, it downloads my system.manifest (from 12581) but doesn't like it, and fails with a different status code.

    The 360 tries 3 mirros, each 3 times.

    download.xbox.com
    download.xbox.com.edgesuite.net
    xbox-ecn102.vo.msecnd.net

    the last one is the most useful because if you browse for a directory it will give 403 (Forbidden, but exists), or 404 (Doesn't Exist).


    So what we need to do:
    Log a legit (9199, or beta tester update) packet of the update process.
    Determine why our updater is looking for something that isn't there.
    Figure out how to make it work with the above information.

    Sure we can just wait for the official update but what is the fun in that? And what would we learn? I have seen nothing on google about the XBL update process to apparently it is something no one ventured into.
     
  2. seanpr92

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    i dont no wether im correct but to my assumtion they use a ip filter for betas its like a semi ban it bans all non beta offical testers ip untill officall release and then it lets you on offical


    But will allow beta testers lgit ip address


    if that makes sense
     
  3. zefie

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    XBox Live uses a kerberos UDP authentication scheme which includes your Console ID and System Version. I do not believe this is an IP-based filter, but a Console ID Filter. The XBox Live check passes for some reason with 2.0.12583.0. The network update comes after the encrypted UDP LIVE stream tells the box it needs an update. Once you choose to accept the update, it does what I posted above in unencrypted form.

    Officially there is no recourse to this issue besides to wait for the official release and apply it via USB/CD, since I don't think it will ever update over LIVE due to it wanting these missing files (probably an issue in the firmware itself).

    But I am still interested in the XBox Live update system and would need to see a full ethereal capture of a successful update in order to figure out more about how this system works.

    Also be aware each time you attempt to update it logs to an xboxlive.com server. I forgot the exact name but it sends a POST request to /vortex/logbinary.ashx and logs the failed servers, your console version, AND your console ID.
     
  4. Corona

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    in google chrome the bottom site says needs credidentials, so i think we need to add our console id and systemversion into it and boom. but we need a beta testers console ID :(
     
  5. zefie

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    Just a generic server error template, don't read too much into that.
     
  6. Corona

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    be nice to dump the site

    :) lol
     
  7. zefie

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    we just need someone to update their xbox through their PC with ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) enabled, while logging the XBOX's ethernet port. The way I did it is my laptop uses Wifi so I just shared the Wifi connection, plugged the xbox into the ethernet port, and logged anything on the ethernet port. That way its not cluttered with other crap, only the xbox's dated will be logged.
     
  8. Dark Scyth

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    Which is currently how I have to have my 360 hooked up in order to connect to live, yet not sure what I could do to make my PC log the process.
     
  9. zefie

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    Alright then, if there is another update before it gets to retail I will attempt to log it.
     
  11. zefie

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    yeah, the betas seem to have a secret path other than /0/0, with that path could probably get 12583 to get the files it needs.
     
  12. Crazyuk420

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    2.0.12603.0 update just hit , some avatar awards are working :)
     
  13. zefie

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    if you use the last mirror and change http:// to ftp:// you get a login prompt. Good luck with that though. I wouldn't try it as that is venturing into illegal territory. It's not illegal to get information freely available from a server (403, 404), but hacking into their FTP would be.
     
  14. HeroMeng

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    I think I know why this does this. The path is leading to the official update (which hasn't been uploaded to servers yet) so the people on this can go directly to the final version. Why would this be needed? Because all the Kinect units and games shipped out weeks ago. The 2.0.12583.0 was most likely packed on those CDs. BAM!
    #nailedit
     
  15. zefie

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    Yeah, I said that in another thread ;p
     

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