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Installing SSH on iphone...easy instructions?

Looking for a way to install SSH on iphone. The instructions on the web seem to be difficult and required some unix background. Does anyone have the same problems?

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  • kher Feb 25, 2008

    how can i get ssh on my iphone coz i dont see that in installer package

  • Anonymous May 10, 2008

    im having installer problems also

  • Anonymous Aug 18, 2008

    Don't know how to and where to get OpenSSH in iphone



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Open Cydia, and go to Section and then All Application. You will get Open SSh.

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Here's what you get when you follow the link above: "You're an idiot! Don't trust Web2.0 with your iPhone! You'll lose everything" Then you are taken to a "flame site" that says other phones are better. Helpful? I don't think so. If you want to use SSH, go get a copy of "Unix for Mac" (ISBN 0-7646-3730-X) Wiley 2003 to figure out the Unix bits to begin your exploration of the iPhone. There are also several sites engaged in hacking the iPhone, many of which use SSH as a part of the process.

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Nliwilson, "end users simply do not want/have the time to learn an OS in depth and why should they?" Thank you, it's about time someone said it! It makes no sense to advise end-users to lern *NIXes indepth when what end-users want is a solution they can understand without 2-3 months of self training, does take you to a secure SSH portal that does the job and is not a threat to your phone. Mac users are used to things just working & thats exactly as things should be, I know this can be hard to get your head around if your a Microstress Windoze user because you have absolutely no basis for comparison, but non-Microsoft OS's actualy do what they claim to without all the hassle and work involved in getting Windoze to do anythig all the way through. The point about security is well made, don't apply Windoze securty issues to an OS that actualy does what it's supposed to.

Posted on Aug 23, 2007

  • Anonymous Aug 23, 2007

    OK, just tested nliwilson's new solutions and they do indeed work.
    Looks like I have to eat humble pie and apologise as well, the 1'st site listed is indeed childish nonsense that looks real at 1'st.
    nliwilson, we need to get our heads together and wrte a guide to supporting end-users, there are to many solutions posted on this site that follow the ViewFinder style of telling an end user to start in the middle and waste days/weeks/months learning stuff they don't need to know.



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A very very easy way is to use this web 2.0 SSH client, just open your web browser and go to

Posted on Aug 14, 2007

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    So you haven't actually followed the link then ViewFinder? does in fact take you to an SSH portal and I don't post links to malicious sites.
    You are not going to lose anything on your phone by using this as we're not talking about using a Windows based device, the iPhone uses a full Mac OS X core and is therefor not in any way prone to Windows security issues.
    Web 2.0 is a collection of technologies that will become more and more important over the next few years and lead the way to the future of software structuring. Advising people to avoid using Web 2.0 just because Windows is vulnerable is asking people to make life increasingly difficult for themselves over the next few years and Windows is vulnerable regardless.
    Mac OS X is BSD based and although BSD is a UNIX derivative Mac OS X is not exactly the same as either of them.
    More to the point most end users simply do not want/have the time to learn an OS in depth and why should they?
    So stop trying to sell a book through this site and please please don't waste everybody's time by posting unless you actually know what your talking about.

  • Anonymous Aug 23, 2007

    Darn, terns out that ViewFinder is correct, if you actually click Start SSH Session you do indeed get a load of juvenile nonsense and I can only apologise.
    Thankfully (pulling my a**s out of the fire) there is a genuine browser based solution you can download from I have fully tested it this time and it actually works.
    Also if you want a slightly more technical but clearly explained solution you can go to
    Once again I apologise for my mistake and have made sure the solutions I am posting now work.
    However I stand by my comments about the appropriateness of a solution that involves an end user having to learn UN*Xes in depth and would like to thank NIXnerd for his comments about supporting end users.


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