What is SSH?

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  1. Bootsie macrumors 6502a

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    I order to gain access to the files on my iPhone I need to SSH it correct? (so that I can modify summerboard themes and such)

    What is SSH and how do I do it?

    In summerboard, I can mix and match parts of different themes right? (i.e. icons from one, background from another, and dock from another)

    Sorry I am an iPhone newbie. :eek: (Don't even have it yet, but I want to know as much as I can before it arrives)
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

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    SSH is a secure way to connect to other computer, like Telnet but secure, and it supports UNIX commands.

    TEG
     
  3. Bootsie thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ha ha, ok, I had that totaly wrong. Told you I was a newbie :rolleyes:

    So what do I use to gain access to the summerboard files?
     
  4. yayaba macrumors 6502

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    Most jailbreak programs have an option to auto install SSH for you. Once you do, if you're on a Mac just open up Terminal and type "ssh root@<insert iphone IP here".

    If you're on Windows you'll need a seperate SSH client but those are usually free.

    Like TEG said, it's just a secure way to connect into your iPhone where you can browse the file structure and transfer files back and forth.
     
  5. jsgrabo macrumors regular

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    SSH is a secure way to login to your phone and access the file system. It's done over the terminal. You'll need a program called OpenSSH on your phone. I'm assuming your using a pc as per your signature so download Putty on your computer.


    when putty opens it'll prompt you for the ip of your phone on your network. (assuming its on your wireless)
    once you connect to it login as root and password is alpine.
    then you can use linux commands to navigate:
    cd (change directory)
    ls (list everything in the directory)
    mv (use to move files)
    cp (copy)

    I cant really help you with the summerboard themes sorry but hopefully someone else can chime in for that. Once you are in as root, be careful! Theres alot you can do that'll damage and/or brick your phone. Oh, and google is your friend!
     
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  7. TEG macrumors 604

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    SSH is built into OS X just 'man ssh' to learn more about it in the terminal. For Windows, I suggest using PuTTY for your SSH connection.

    TEG
     
  8. Bootsie thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks everyone!

    Ok, so I wasn't wrong.

    Where do I get putty, and how do I know my iPhones IP?

    I have watched a couple of videos on how to change summerboard themes, so I should be ok that way.

    I am on a PC BTW.
     
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  10. Bootsie thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, I think that I have it figured out now, but most people that I see use WinSCP is Putty better? I have also heard about iPhonebrowser, and you do not have to deal with passwords and stuff.

    What is the best program to use?
     
  11. wrboyce macrumors 6502

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    I hate to split hairs, but SSH doesn't "support UNIX commands" - the shell executes the commands it receives from you via SSH. (I suppose SSH would be a packet-based binary protocol which provides encrypted client/server connections)

    Also, it isn't built into Mac OS X - it just comes pre-packaged with it.

    My £0.0100899 ;-)
     
  12. Bootsie thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have absolutly no idea what you just said. :) :rolleyes:

    I would just like to know which SSH program is best for a windows user. Thanks. :D
     
  13. Lukkas macrumors newbie

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    I have been reading the ssh things to do for pc and most of the say that when you install openssh from installer that the icon should be there and i installed it but there is no icon is that a problem????

    Thanks:apple:
     

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