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Help with 'SSH' program

PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:39 am
by mango
Hi computer savvy folks,

I'm trying to use an SSH program. All of the SSH programs that I have downloaded and tried to use (I need to type in some commands to get a program running on my iPhone) are useless to me so far, since I can't find the window where I can type in commands.

I'm using a PC. Apparently this is easy on a Mac, as you just use something called 'Terminal.' I don't have that option.

Can anyone walk me through this?

Thanks in advance.

Here are the specifics from multiple websites:

In order to use the commands below, you will need to use Terminal on Mac or any similar SSH program like WinSCP on Windows.

Take note of your device's IP Address.
Connect your iPhone or iPad touch to the computer. Start Terminal on Mac or WinSCP on Windows and type the following commands:

ssh root@<IP address of your device goes here>

You will be prompted to enter the root password. Type: alpine
After that, type the following:

wget -q -O /tmp/ && chmod 755 /tmp/ && /tmp/

I can do everything except the last step because I can't find anywhere to type the command! :bash:

Re: Help with 'SSH' program

PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:07 am
by Scenario Thinker
It sounds like you have already downloaded some SSH clients, so you just need a way to execute the ssh command.

In Windows, you might be able to just click on Start/Run (Program) (at least used to). (try Windows key + R for now*).

Terminal on the Mac is just the line commands (maybe it's more than that, I don't know). In DOS, it used to be the command prompt. I use Winscp at work, but I use it like file manager (graphical) and never type in commands, but I know there's a way to. I also use FileZilla for my school work, but again, it's a graphical drag and drop to transfer files to the school's server. We used to use Telnet, too.

I may be wrong, but the ssh command is what invokes the transfer program (like ftp). Then the wget, chmod, and are the commands that run in the "shell" (Secure SHell). You're downloading the install program to your device, giving permission to execute it, then executing it.

* (at bottom) wrote:The Run Line in Windows Vista or Windows 7

The Start menu in Vista has no Run line in its default setting. Many of the functions of Run can be carried out in the new Search function that is at the bottom of the Vista Start menu but I still like to use Run sometimes. You can get Run back temporarily by using the keyboard shortcut Windows key+R. To put Run permanently back in the Start menu :

Right-click on the Start button and choose "Properties"
Select the "Start Menu" tab and click on the "Customize..." button
Check the "Run command" option
Click "OK"

Re: Help with 'SSH' program

PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:50 pm
by mango
Thanks so much, ST! :D

I will try this out tomorrow and report back.