This hack is applicable to US 3.0 images, which includes all current nztivo/oztivo Philips and Sony images. It cannot be directly applied to the UK 2.5.5 image as the offsets would be different for that binary.Originally Posted by NoSignal
It is NOT already applied in the current (1.6.2) ozTivo image, and is unlikely to be in the future. If needed, it must be applied using the instructions above.
If you setup the modem with the installer, it automatically adds your ISP username to /etc/ppp-options and your ISP password to /etc/pap-secrets to allow pap authentication. In this case, the tivo must first authenticate in plain text, and then authenticate a second time using pap. Basically it sends your username and password twice! If your ISP supports this (or just plain text login) then fine, you do not need this hack. If your ISP ONLY supports pap and does not send a plain text login prompt then this hack is required.
P.S. The nztivo page you linked is missing details about adding username to /etc/ppp-options, although the installer should do it for you so it is not really a huge issue.