What keeps turning on SSH?

JrFreak

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Every so often I open SB Setting and SSH is on when I didn't turn it on. Anyone know why this happens?
 

The General

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I've never understood the point of having it off, anyway. Just make sure you change your root and mobile passwords. Then, if something bad happens and the springboard is stuck in a loop of crashes, you can SSH into your phone and attempt to fix it or backup data.

It's better to have it on and not need it than it is to need it and have it off.
 

radioBirdman

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I've never understood the point of having it off, anyway. Just make sure you change your root and mobile passwords. Then, if something bad happens and the springboard is stuck in a loop of crashes, you can SSH into your phone and attempt to fix it or backup data.

It's better to have it on and not need it than it is to need it and have it off.
this sounds like a really good point. I have always turned it off when I've noticed it back on, but this makes perfect sense.

And I assume it doesn't use battery unless you're actually using it right?
 

foob

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It doesn't drain the battery.

If changing the password isn't enough, there are several other ssh options you can do to make it more secure.
 

JrFreak

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Thanks for the info. I changed my root password... funny thing though... when I opened up Rock yesterday it said that it noticed that I haven't changed my root password yet... but I did. Not sure what was up with that.
 

ckong

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Nov 12, 2009
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Thanks for the info. I changed my root password... funny thing though... when I opened up Rock yesterday it said that it noticed that I haven't changed my root password yet... but I did. Not sure what was up with that.
I don't have Rock but I'm guessing it's because you didn't change your "mobile" password.
 

JrFreak

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I don't have Rock but I'm guessing it's because you didn't change your "mobile" password.
Yeah, it did say mobile password. What's the difference between that and my root password?
 

radioBirdman

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Yeah, it did say mobile password. What's the difference between that and my root password?
the following (when typed into mobile terminal) changes first the root password and then the mobile password.

As I understand it, the 'root' user is like the admin, while 'mobile' is another, less admin-like user.

1. su root When prompted to enter your password type 'alpine'. (without quotation marks).

2. passwd When prompted, enter your new password twice.

3. passwd mobile When prompted, enter your new password twice.


Sounds like you've already done 1 and 2.
 

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