iOS 4.0 Openssh vs Afc2add

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  1. samethernet

    samethernet Member

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    i've read about the 2 different ways to access the filesystem could people explain the differences?, i used to use afc2add while i was jailbroken on 3.1.3
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    ss2man44 New Member

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    With OpenSSH, you use SFTP to transfer files. It's like the standard UNIX way of doing it.

    Judging by the name of afc2add, I assume it uses a custom way of transferring files similar to the way iTunes does, except it's not restricted to specific folders like iTunes is.
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    The main difference, without going into technical details, is that OpenSSH allows you to transfer files wirelessly and afc2add allows you to transfer files through your USB cable. Whichever one you use, you'll have access to your root system files so the transfer method is the main difference (for the average user).
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    Right. Forgot the crucial difference that OpenSSH uses WiFi and afc2add uses the USB port.
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    kezzanator Banned

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    Afc2add, which gives you usb browsing is a bit faster in my experience. and its also better because it doesnt rely on the wifi connection which drops out alot with ssh
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    Openssh because we can set permissions with it.
  7. samethernet

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    also i beleive Afc2add is also more secure as it doesn't require the root password meaning it not exploitable like openssh for those who dont change the default password "alphine"
    can anyone confirm this
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    pyromatic New Member

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    Wow, I always though OpenSSH used the usb cord. No wonder it randomly stopped working ocasionally. @samethernet I believe the default password is "Alpine" not "alphine"
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    you are correct about the pass, i just randomly wrote it of the top of my head with spelling
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    I find afc2add much better cuz it doesn't require wifi meaning if you're out of the house you can still transfer stuff

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