Here's what happened: I logged into my ipod via SSH. I reset the default password to one of my own and then I executed the following commands in an effort to stream music via SSH (which works beautifully): mkdir ~/.ssh chmod go-w / ~ cp /etc/ssh_config /etc/ssh_config.bak echo AuthorizedKeysFile .ssh/authorized_keys >> /etc/sshd_config exit I tried restoring the ssh_config.bak file. I tried changing the permissions for the specified folder again. chmod go-r / ~ Not sure what I'm doing at this point because I'm not sure what's wrong. Any help? Thanks.