Putty ssh problem

jimmy83

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Aug 21, 2008
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Just jb my ATV2 iOS 5.0.2 and now trying to install XBMC but each time I try with putty it's refusing the password. I can log in fine with winSCP but that keeps timing out half way thru :rolleyes:

Anyone have any ideas?
 

jay47

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Apr 8, 2012
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When using putty there is a field that says username , leave it blank . Just type your atv ip address & hit connect .

When you see the command prompt then type root for the user & alpine for the password .

If you attempt to input the username into putty before hitting the connect button you will get a password error .
 

roidy

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When using putty there is a field that says username , leave it blank.
There's no username field on my version of putty.

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Simply enter the ip address of your ATV make sure the port is set to 22 and that connection type is set to SSH. Press open and a terminal window should open, type root as your login and the password is alpine. The first time you try to connect you may get a security message pop up, just press yes.
 

jimmy83

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There's no username field on my version of putty.

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Simply enter the ip address of your ATV make sure the port is set to 22 and that connection type is set to SSH. Press open and a terminal window should open, type root as your login and the password is alpine. The first time you try to connect you may get a security message pop up, just press yes.
Ah man, thanks! I tried root ssh@xxx.xxx.xx.xx see here

http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=HOW-TO:Install_XBMC_on_Apple_TV_2

and all I needed was to just use 'root' :D thanks :D
 

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