[Cerowrt-devel] Router ssh access unavailable on custom build

Dave Taht dave.taht at gmail.com
Wed Jul 9 18:14:28 EDT 2014

it appears the xinetd package was mucked with around may 15th, and
perhaps that has some influence on your problem.

On Mon, Jul 7, 2014 at 5:46 AM, Ranga Krishnan <ranga at eff.org> wrote:
> On Jul 6, 2014, at 11:00 AM, Dave Taht <dave.taht at gmail.com> wrote:
> I would check for the presence of the dropbear-xinetd package and
> /etc/xinetd.conf and xinetd.d/ssh
> The dropbear-xinetd package was absent while the other items
> above were present. I created a new build with dropbear-xinetd but
> the behavior is the same.

is the xinetd binary present?

> I used the failsafe mechanism to get telnet access into the boxes and
> tried to pull in a good firmware image into /tmp as described here:
> https://archive.org/details/EnterOpenwrtFailsafeModeAndReflashAFirmware
> However when dropbear refused to start even manually I discovered
> there is no dropbear executable on the router.
> I compiled this build with :
>   CONFIG_DEFAULT_dropbear=y
> # CONFIG_PACKAGE_dropbear is not set
> CONFIG_PACKAGE_dropbear-xinetd=y
> # CONFIG_PACKAGE_dropbearconvert is not set
> # CONFIG_PACKAGE_dropbearconvert-xinetd is not set
> which was the config for 3.10.44-6 release, as described in
> cerofiles-3.10 github repo, and which has a working ssh.
> Do I need CONFIG_PACKAGE_dropbear even though 3.10.44-6
> seems to get dropbear without including this config ?

No, if you do that, you get dropbear starting at boot without xinetd.
You CAN try it, but then you have to do some firewalling.

> In the absence of dropbear  is there a good way to transfer files.
> I couldn't find any file transfer options available in failsafe mode
> other than a wget built into busybox. To use this I would
> have to setup my mac as a webserver.

I maintain a local fileserver, always, anyway, so it's a good idea.

> Ranga

Dave Täht

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