[maemo-users] Need an SSH client for the Nokia 800

From: Marius Gedminas marius at pov.lt
Date: Wed Aug 15 20:49:37 EEST 2007
On Wed, Aug 15, 2007 at 01:16:55PM -0400, Schmitt, Dorren wrote:
> Just got the 800 last week.  Nice device but lacking xtem and sshclient
> ssh to linux/unix machines.

xterm: http://maemo.org/downloads/product/osso-xterm-advanced

ssh: I use OpenSSH myself, which is not straightforward to install, and
comes in a single package that bundles the server and the client.


This page describes the trick needed to install OpenSSH:

Also, if you choose to install it, make sure you ssh to localhost as
root and change the default root password ('rootme').

An alternative to OpenSSH is dropbear.  I haven't used it myself, so I
cannot help you there.

> How much did they cut out of Debian?

Most of it.  You won't find a repository with all 16000 Debian packages
in it, ready to be used on an internet tablet.

Although you sometimes can download a source package from Debian,
rebuild it for the armel target in scratchbox, and install it on your

Marius Gedminas
We're sysadmins. To us, data is a protocol-overhead.
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