Can't SSH into ATV2

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by JThomas619, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. JThomas619 macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2009
    It's jailbroken. NitoTV and XMBC, but I am not sure what to do next. I want to be able to watch Hulu.

    I cannot SSH into my ATV2 with Cyberduck. I took the IP address from the General-About-etc.

    Anyone have any ideas?
    (I recently purchased it and it came with the latest firmware.)
  2. roidy macrumors 65816

    Dec 30, 2008
    Nottingham, UK
    Are you using the right username/password?

    Should be:-

    Username: root
    Password: alpine
  3. JThomas619 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2009
    Yes. Have used "root" and "alpine" still NOTHING.
    Also, I did install OpenSSH.

    Could it be the port? Have it set at 22 (default). Also, I am using CyberDuck.
  4. eTip, Jun 28, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2011

    eTip macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2009
    So you tried both SSH (command line in Terminal) and SFTP (using Cyberduck)? In Cyberduck, select SFTP & port 22.

    EDIT: Here are instructions I posted elsewhere for someone -

    It should look like this:

    (With your ATV IP obviously. That's not from me, just an image I found on the web)


    1) open Cyberduck
    2) click "Open Connection" (upper left)
    3) in the window that pops up, change Protocol to "SSH"
    4) for Server, enter IP of your ATV (i.e.
    5) Enter "22" for port
    6) Enter "root" for username and "alpine" for password.
    7) click "connect"
  5. JThomas619 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2009
    That is exactly what I have done over and over again.
    Think I may need to re-jailbreak it?
  6. eTip macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2009
    I would try removing and re-installing OpenSSH - through NitoTV. Sounds to me like ssh is either not instaled correctly or not running on ATV. Also, can you PING the IP from your Mac? If so, can you SSH from Terminal? Can the ATV connect to the internet (i.e. YouTube)? How about your Mac (can ATV connect to iTunes)? Is the IP address of the ATV a valid IP & is it in the same network as your Mac (i.e. 192.168.1.x etc.)?

    Also, in order for us to better help you, let us know the exact result of ssh, sftp attempts etc. In other words, what (if any) error message are you getting, etc. Without that ....we are really just guessing.

    EDIT: One more thought - do you have a firewall running on your Mac or on your network that may be blocking ssh? Also, is the ATV using wired or wireless? How about the Mac? Try it wired if possible.
  7. eTip macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2009
    And regarding Hulu....AFAIK, Hulu is not working on XBMC & hasn't been for some time now.

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