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Connecting via SSH and SFTP

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posted this on September 12, 2010 22:46

Securely connect to the AppleTV to transfer files, and execute commands.

Mac Users

GUI SFTP Access

Step 1: Locate Application

Download & open Cyberduck

Step 2: Connect

Enter the following to connect.

Server: AppleTV.local (or AppleTV IP address)
Username: frontrow
Password: frontrow
Protocol: SFTP
Port: 22 

SFTP.png

Step 3: Connected!

You can now view and transfer files directly to the AppleTV.

cyberduckconnected.jpg

Command Line SSH Access

Step 1: Locate Application

On a Mac computer, locate and open Terminal

Terminal is located in:

Applications --> Utilities --> Terminal

Step 2: Connect

In Terminal enter the following commands:

ssh frontrow@AppleTV.local
Enter 'frontrow' as password when prompted

Step 3: Connected!

When connected you will see the following prompt.

-bash-2.05b$ 

Windows Users

GUI SFTP Access

Step 1: Locate Application

Download & open Filezilla

Step 2: Connect

Enter the following to connect.

Server: AppleTV.local (or AppleTV IP address)
Username: frontrow
Password: frontrow
Protocol: SFTP
Port: 22 

connectionsettings.jpg

Step 3: Connected! You can now view and transfer files directly to the AppleTV.

connected.jpg

Command Line SSH Access

Step 1: Locate Application

Download & open Putty

Step 2: Connect

In Putty enter the following to connect:

Hostname: AppleTV.local (or AppleTV IP address)

Username: frontrow

Password: frontrow

putty.png

Step 3: Connected!

When connected you will see the following prompt.

-bash-2.05b$
 
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