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Old Apr 30, 2012, 09:47 PM   #1
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What is the best tool to SSH these days?

Been a while since I had Terminal / OpenSSH on my iP4 (4.1), and now I'm on a Mac (was on Windows). At the time it was open SSH and Cyberduck I believe.

My thought was to look into iFunbox instead - but I may not be clear on the functionality....

What are you guys using?

Also - if the root password was changed on a previous firmware/jailbreak, and I've since restored and re-jailbroken, does it need to be changed from the default alpine again, or does that carry over with the restore from my backup?
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Old Apr 30, 2012, 09:51 PM   #2
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What is the best tool to SSH these days?

Been a while since I had Terminal / OpenSSH on my iP4 (4.1), and now I'm on a Mac (was on Windows). At the time it was open SSH and Cyberduck I believe.

My thought was to look into iFunbox instead - but I may not be clear on the functionality....

What are you guys using?

Also - if the root password was changed on a previous firmware/jailbreak, and I've since restored and re-jailbroken, does it need to be changed from the default alpine again, or does that carry over with the restore from my backup?
I'm currently using iFunBox. Basically gives you access to all the root files. I don't use SSH but I'm guessing they do the same thing except one doesn't need you to physically connect your device to a computer.
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I'm currently using iFunBox. Basically gives you access to all the root files. I don't use SSH but I'm guessing they do the same thing except one doesn't need you to physically connect your device to a computer.
That's the impression I got. Thanks!

Anyone else have any preferences/input? I'm curious about SSH because from what I understand, you can use it to fix some issues even if your phone is stuck in recovery, etc. Does iFunbox offer that functionality?

Thanks again.
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I hate USB cables. Ive tried a lot of apps, but I always end up using Cyberduck.
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I hate USB cables. Ive tried a lot of apps, but I always end up using Cyberduck.
Thanks. Is that the general consensus, or are there other options for wireless?
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Another question along these lines; Does iFunbox allow you work with the device while it is in recovery like SSH will? Also, are there any programs besides Cyberduck that people are using/prefer?
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I used iFunbox when my iPhone was boot cycling, so I would assume yes. It even recognized it when it was in DFU.
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I used iFunbox when my iPhone was boot cycling, so I would assume yes. It even recognized it when it was in DFU.
Good to know - thank you!
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What is the best tool to SSH these days?

Been a while since I had Terminal / OpenSSH on my iP4 (4.1), and now I'm on a Mac (was on Windows). At the time it was open SSH and Cyberduck I believe.

My thought was to look into iFunbox instead - but I may not be clear on the functionality....

What are you guys using?

Also - if the root password was changed on a previous firmware/jailbreak, and I've since restored and re-jailbroken, does it need to be changed from the default alpine again, or does that carry over with the restore from my backup?
Sorry to keep dragging this thread up, but does anyone know if it's necessary to change the root PW again in terminal after a restore before re-installing openSSH? Thanks!
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Sorry to keep dragging this thread up, but does anyone know if it's necessary to change the root PW again in terminal after a restore before re-installing openSSH? Thanks!
Yeah best to change the "alpine" password to be on the safe side!

If you have already done this then no need to keep changing it.
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Yeah best to change the "alpine" password to be on the safe side!

If you have already done this then no need to keep changing it.
I have done this, but not since restoring (used previous phone backup in iTunes) & re-jailbreaking. Hence, I was wondering if it went back to the default "alpine" when I did the restore.
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I have done this, but not since restoring (used previous phone backup in iTunes) & re-jailbreaking. Hence, I was wondering if it went back to the default "alpine" when I did the restore.
iFunBox, when you first run the SSH terminal, will check for the default password.
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iFunBox, when you first run the SSH terminal, will check for the default password.
Meaning you have to tell it to look for a custom one, or you will romped to change it?
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Meaning you have to tell it to look for a custom one, or you will romped to change it?
use terminal and follow step 13 on this link - should see you just fine!

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthre...ght=ssh+passwd
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Meaning you have to tell it to look for a custom one, or you will romped to change it?
It'll ask you for your password if it isn't the default one. Otherwise it'll prompt you to change it.
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It'll ask you for your password if it isn't the default one. Otherwise it'll prompt you to change it.
Perfect - makes sense now. Thank you!
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If you are going to use SSH, use a REAL SSH client like Fugu or another FTP program. These kinds of programs will allow you to CHMOD unlike the goofball popular programs people seem to use with stripped down feature sets.
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I would just point out that by default iFunBox uses afc2 not SSH. It is therefore limitedin it's functionality (it cannot create files or folders with other than 644 permissions, for instance). Also, even if you choose to use iFunBox primarily, I would strongly recommend installing OpenSSH and iFile on your phone. They can be great for troubleshooting when some bad package puts you in a restoring loop, etc.
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If you are going to use SSH, use a REAL SSH client like Fugu or another FTP program. These kinds of programs will allow you to CHMOD unlike the goofball popular programs people seem to use with stripped down feature sets.
Cyberduck does what I need it to do, and its simple. Are these others more difficult and just add features you don't need anyway?
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I like iFunbox because it gives me access to the root files of my phones and also has a built in SSH terminal.
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