Putty ssh problem

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  1. jimmy83 macrumors 65816

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    #1
    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?
     
  2. jimmy83 thread starter macrumors 65816

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  3. jay47 macrumors member

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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 .
     
  4. roidy macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  5. jimmy83 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    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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