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Originally Posted by dubaaron
However, now all I get is a blank screen (with titlebar displaying "KindleTerm") with a cursor and a "c" character at top left. I can move the cursor around, and type, but not much interactive seems to be going on.
I suspect maybe I don't have telnetd running?
I installed the usbNetwork hack and can ssh in, and I've also been using @lrizzo's fabulous "myts.arm" for a terminal as well ... I guess I assumed those would include telnetd. Maybe I'm wrong?
How do I start telnetd? Hmm doing a find on my kindle for telnetd comes up with no results ...
I applied the changes to the security policy file as noted in the original post (NB: need to "mntroot rw" first, and then "mntroot ro" when done), and now it seems to work.
Though for whatever reason it didn't draw the whole screen. I had to type in a few commands first and then magically the screen output appeared -- the "c" that I originally got is from the "Connecting ..." line at top.
So it seems telnetd must be running. Perhaps my find command syntax was off. I still do a "find . -name 'telnetd'" and nothing comes up. Hmm.
Well, I have the same symptoms. hawhil's KindleTerm cannot telnet to localhost on my Kindle because there is no telnetd process running though I have usbNetwork v0.30n up and alive. The Kindlet stays on "Connecting to 127.0.0.1".
I SSHed over the wifi interface and asked BusyBox :
[root@kindle /]# busybox
BusyBox v1.7.2 (2010-10-10 13:35:11 PDT) multi-call binary
Copyright (C) 1998-2006 *Erik Andersen, Rob Landley, and others.
Licensed under GPLv2. *See source distribution for full notice.
Usage: busybox [function] [arguments]...
or: [function] [arguments]...
BusyBox is a multi-call binary that combines many common Unix
utilities into a single executable. Most people will create a
link to busybox for each function they wish to use and BusyBox
will act like whatever it was invoked as!
Currently defined functions:
[, [[, addgroup, adduser, adjtimex, ash, awk, basename, bunzip2, bzcat, cat, chgrp,
chmod, chown, chpasswd, chroot, clear, cmp, cp, crond, crontab, cut, date, dd,
delgroup, deluser, df, dirname, dmesg, du, echo, env, expr, false, fbset, fdisk,
fgrep, find, freeramdisk, getty, grep, gunzip, gzip, head, hexdump, hostname,
hwclock, id, ifconfig, ifdown, ifup, install, ip, kill, killall, klogd, less,
ln, logger, login, logname, losetup, ls, makedevs, md5sum, mkdir, mkfifo, mknod,
mktemp, more, mv, nc, netstat, nice, nslookup, passwd, pidof, ping, pipe_progress,
pivot_root, printf, pwd, rdate, readlink, realpath, renice, reset, rm, rmdir,
route, run-parts, sed, seq, sh, sleep, sort, start-stop-daemon, stat, strings,
stty, su, sync, tail, tar, tee, telnet, test, time, touch, tr, traceroute, true,
tty, udhcpc, uname, uniq, unzip, uptime, usleep, vi, wc, wget, which, who, whoami,
xargs, yes, zcat
...only the telnet client, no telnetd daemon.
Like yourself I have applied the security policies and myts.arm works fine. Also VDP's original KindleTerm can ssh to localhost.
All I can think is that the telnet daemon has been removed from this version of usbNetwork. But then you said your KindleTerm started to work at some point ... I wonder what triggered it?