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Oscam is an Open Source Conditional Access Module software used for descrambling DVB transmissions using smart cards. It's both a server and a client.

Supported Architectures

Our images support multiple architectures such as x86-64, arm64 and armhf. We utilise the docker manifest for multi-platform awareness. More information is available from docker here and our announcement here.

Simply pulling linuxserver/oscam should retrieve the correct image for your arch, but you can also pull specific arch images via tags.

The architectures supported by this image are:

Architecture

Tag

x86-64

amd64-latest

arm64

arm64v8-latest

armhf

arm32v7-latest

Usage

Here are some example snippets to help you get started creating a container from this image.

docker

docker create \
--name=oscam \
-e PUID=1000 \
-e PGID=1000 \
-e TZ=Europe/London \
-p 8888:8888 \
-v <path to data>:/config \
--device /dev/ttyUSB0:/dev/ttyUSB0 \
--restart unless-stopped \
linuxserver/oscam

Passing through Smart Card Readers

If you want to pass through a smart card reader, you need to specify the reader with the --device= tag. The method used depends on how the reader is recognized. The first is /dev/ttyUSBX. To find the correct device, connect the reader and run dmesg | tail on the host. In the output you will find /dev/ttyUSBX, where X is the number of the device. If this is the first reader you connect to your host, it will be /dev/ttyUSB0. If you add one more it will be /dev/ttyUSB1.

If there are no /dev/ttyUSBX device in dmesg | tail, you have to use the USB bus path. It will look similar to the below.

/dev/bus/usb/001/001

The important parts are the two numbers in the end. The first one is the Bus number, the second is the Device number. To find the Bus and Device number you have to run lsusb on the host, then find your USB device in the list and note the Bus and Device numbers.

Here is an example of how to find the Bus and Device. The output of the lsusb command is below.

Bus 002 Device 005: ID 076b:6622 OmniKey AG CardMan 6121

The first number, the Bus, is 002. The second number, the Device, is 005. This will look like below in the --device= tag.

--device=/dev/bus/usb/002/005

If you have multiple smart card readers, you add one --device= tag for each reader.

docker-compose

Compatible with docker-compose v2 schemas.

---
version: "2"
services:
oscam:
image: linuxserver/oscam
container_name: oscam
environment:
- PUID=1000
- PGID=1000
- TZ=Europe/London
volumes:
- <path to data>:/config
ports:
- 8888:8888
devices:
- /dev/ttyUSB0:/dev/ttyUSB0
restart: unless-stopped

Parameters

Docker images are configured using parameters passed at runtime (such as those above). These parameters are separated by a colon and indicate <external>:<internal> respectively. For example, -p 8080:80 would expose port 80 from inside the container to be accessible from the host's IP on port 8080 outside the container.

Ports (-p)

Parameter

Function

8888

WebUI

Environment Variables (-e)

Env

Function

PUID=1000

for UserID - see below for explanation

PGID=1000

for GroupID - see below for explanation

TZ=Europe/London

Specify a timezone to use EG Europe/London.

Volume Mappings (-v)

Volume

Function

/config

Where oscam should store config files and logs.

Device Mappings (--device)

Parameter

Function

/dev/ttyUSB0

For passing through smart card readers.

User / Group Identifiers

When using volumes (-v flags), permissions issues can arise between the host OS and the container, we avoid this issue by allowing you to specify the user PUID and group PGID.

Ensure any volume directories on the host are owned by the same user you specify and any permissions issues will vanish like magic.

In this instance PUID=1000 and PGID=1000, to find yours use id user as below:

$ id username
uid=1000(dockeruser) gid=1000(dockergroup) groups=1000(dockergroup)

Application Setup

To set up oscam there are numerous guides on the internet. There are too many scenarios to make a quick guide. The web interface is at port 8888.

Support Info

  • Shell access whilst the container is running:

    • docker exec -it oscam /bin/bash

  • To monitor the logs of the container in realtime:

    • docker logs -f oscam

  • Container version number

    • docker inspect -f '{{ index .Config.Labels "build_version" }}' oscam

  • Image version number

    • docker inspect -f '{{ index .Config.Labels "build_version" }}' linuxserver/oscam

Versions

  • 29.04.19: - Add revision check, so pipeline can build new revisions.

  • 28.04.19: - Switch back to streamboard svn to fix version not showing in UI.

  • 23.03.19: - Switching to new Base images, shift to arm32v7 tag.

  • 19.02.19: - Add pipeline logic and multi arch, rebase to Alpine 3.8.

  • 03.01.18: - Deprecate cpu_core routine lack of scaling.

  • 13.12.17: - Rebase to alpine 3.7.

  • 19.10.17: - Add ccid package for usb card readers.

  • 17.10.17: - Switch to using bzr for source code, streamboard awol.

  • 28.05.17: - Rebase to alpine 3.6.

  • 09.02.17: - Rebase to alpine 3.5.

  • 14.10.16: - Add version layer information.

  • 02.10.16: - Add info on passing through devices to README.

  • 25.09.16: - Initial release.