SSH Access Denied Error

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by donm3ga, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

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    Hi all, I am trying to use ssh with my iPhone 3G and its not working. I am using WinSCP. I type in ssh root@<IP ADDRESS>, username is root, password is alpine. I keep getting an access denied error. So I changed my password on my iPhone through the terminal and it still didnt work. I also tried using no username and that still didnt resolve anything.

    Im on the verge of giving up and just using a premade theme from Cydia.

    Please help.
     
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    LSUtigers03

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    Did you download Open SSH from Cydia? Also for host name if you put in ssh root@<IP ADDRESS> don't do that. Just put in the ip address.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    I downloaded Open SSH from Cydia. I restarted my iPhone. I made sure it was turned on via BossPrefs. I did type in my IP ADDRESS, and not the actual works "IP ADDRESS." Haha!

    I don't know why its giving me this access denied error when I know my password.

    Any thoughts? Maybe do a restore, rejailbreak it and try again?
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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  5. macrumors 6502a

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    May sound stupid but have you got Bossprefs installed? If you have, have you disabled SSH on it?
     
  6. thread starter macrumors member

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    I did everything in this tutorial. I am using WinSCP.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors member

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    I have BossPrefs installed, and SSH was enabled on it when I was trying to connect it. Stated above.
     
  8. macrumors 6502a

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    As long as you are entering the correct IP, port 22, and the correct password, I'm at a loss... Are you sure that you're connecting from the same wireless network?

    Try creating an ad-hoc network from the computer, and connect to that from the iPhone to see if it makes a difference.
     
  9. thread starter macrumors member

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    Just tried that...no go =(

    Maybe I'll restore and start over. Thanks for trying guys.
     

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