OpenSSH password change

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  1. jcas8593

    jcas8593 New Member

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    how do you change the password to openSSH?
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    jfb392 New Member

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    Open an SSH session and execute passwd, then follow the prompts.
  3. jcas8593

    jcas8593 New Member

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    can you post a tutorial or something?
    im confused
    and send me the link
  4. jfb392

    jfb392 New Member

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    ..What?
    Epic tutorial:
    • Open an SSH session.
    • Type in "passwd"
    • Follow the prompts.

    Done.
  5. jack.misner@virgin.net

    jack.misner@virgin.net New Member

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    ok. use a command line ssh client (like putty or a terminal will do for mac or linux)
    ssh into your ipod
    when you are in
    type passwd root
    then type the password you want to change it to
    retype it and you are done
  6. nubby

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    Just wondering, why do you want to change it?
  7. slname

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    Doesn't changing your password give you a spinning wheel of death on fw's above 1.1.3?
  8. blunden

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    Because it's the same on all of them it means that as soon as you are using your device on an network anyone can log in to it with root access and do whatever they want. Not really an ideal situation.

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    At least in 1.1.4 the passwd app was broken and needed to be replaced by a working one. After that it worked just fine though.
  9. Nemes

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    Yes, under the BSD Subsystem. This is not a problem on iPhone OS 2.x using Cydia, and is highly recommended so that you don't have people SSHing in to your iPod and causing problems if you're on a hostile WiFi network (you'd be surprised what bots can do).
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    Alright thanks. I doubt it'd happen, but I changed it anyways.

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