SSH for Blackberry

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So since I'm getting to keep a Blackberry for at least the next couple of years, I thought I'd have a go at getting an ssh client going on it. MidpSSH was a free one I found. But I couldn't get it to connect Kristien's box - kept getting authentication errors about it needing "publickey or keyboard-interactive". So Luc installed ssh on his ubuntu box. I could connect to that, after several attempts, not helped by the fact that the Blackberry capitalises the beginning of every line, including with passwords (grunties). It was a bit hit and miss though. But the good go I had at it, it actually worked quite well. But I still couldn't get to my main mail server because of ip restrictions, so I installed openssh on my puta at work to act as a jumphost. Well it installed fine, and I could ssh into it on the Blackberry, but I couldn't then jump out again from it (although I could from my own desktop running the ssh client). The error I got was "Pseudo-terminal will not be allocated because stdin is not a terminal". After battling with it all for well over an hour I gave up and went home in defeat. So unless Campbell opens up connections from the blackberry server, I might have to give up on the whole idea. Which sux, because webmail on the blackberry is next to unusable :(

And we got a look at the Vodafone handsets that I'm going to have to use - they've put their own funky gui on it, which I don't like - the icons are too big and the banner takes up too much real estate. Yay.


trainman said:

Well, I just got my Nokia 6630. Happiness making.

Get rid of the Blackberry and get a laptop with a CDMA broadband USB modem. Much faster, better screen, etc, etc. And SSH works! And you can just use Eudora!

November 11, 2005 11:39 AM


kazza said:

Yippeee! :)

Yeah but I can't wear a laptop on my hip :)

November 11, 2005 8:10 PM


woosang said:

No but your functions are increased and there are phone lines and power points almost everwhere. Blackberries are limited by mobilephone access, laptops are not. Laptops are more user friendly, and in the long run cheaper.

November 12, 2005 6:51 PM


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