Cccam Server Explained for Beginners and Pros

By | March 11, 2016

UPDATED: March 2018

Cccam server? What’s that?

Many people ask me what is cccam server, not knowing the full power that it brings to your set top boxes. I decided I will write an article about that and explain you in detail how does cccam server work and what do you need to setup one at home. This will help newbies to understand what cccam or newcamd is and what benefits you can get from them. Pros stay tuned, you might learned something here as well.

Paid subscription packages

Cardsharing, card shares, sharing and ‘CS’ are widely used to describe the method of using a paid subscription cards over local network or over the internet. Besically speaking an original, legitimate subscription card i.e. sky uk mounted in a receiver’s slot allows to watch paid tv channels in another box that sits in another room, a different building or even miles away.

Cccam is kind of card sharing protocol that could access the smartcard via local lan network or internet to clear channels that the subscription card allows.

What you need to watch shared subscription:

  1. Good linux-based satellite receiver that runs Enigma2 (VU+, Dreambox). For local use you need two receivers.
  2. Legally paid subscription card from your tv provider (Sky UK, Sky DE, Sky Italy, Polsat, Cyfra+ etc).
  3. Good stable internet connection or LAN if connecting within the same local network.
  4. Installed cccam Download the latest cccam plugin from here or newcamd Download the latest newcamd plugin from here either mips or sh4 relevant to your receiver.
  5. Uploaded onto your receiver’s harddrive Cccam.cfg file and placed in the /etc folder.
  6. Lastly you need a cline that looks like this:

C: [server] [port] [Fline username] [Fline password] additional info

So you’re ready to go, but last thing you need is cccam cline? Read this article on how to setup one for yourself.

Card sharing is not illegal per se, but reselling that kind of service is and should be penalised. I am not promoting any paid cccam servers on my website and am not willing to do that.

All information available on this website are strictly for educational purposes only. I hope this clear things a bit and now you know more about cccam, what it is for and how does it work. If you have any questions, let me know in the comments below.

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