this thread has been deprecated.
the new version is available here:
kite (no jailbreak)
kite usbnetworking (no jailbreak)
usbnetworking for kite (jailbreak not required, usbnet not required).
> plug in device
# gzip -d usbnet.sh.gz
# mv usbnet.sh /mnt/kindle/kite/ondrop
> unplug the device
usbnet will appear on your home screen.
run it to toggle usbnetworking.
this package uses xinetd for telnetd and rshd, not busybox.
it will open ports 514 (rsh), 23 (telnet), 2323 (alternate telnet)
2323 is open for compatibility with jailbreak-based usbnetworking.
xinetd will bind these services to the usb interface only, so you
cannot use then over wifi (unless you modify the config files).
rshd is included for rcp, an alternative to scp (less cpu intensive).
package also includes terminfo for xterm and bash.
to change the ip of your kindle, edit kite/config/usbipv4.
the default is 192.168.2.2.
you will need to bring up the usb0 interface on your local machine:
# ifconfig usb0 192.168.2.1
# telnet 192.168.2.2 23
# telnet 192.168.2.2 2323
# rcp /bin/true root@kindle:/tmp
uninstall is located in kite/uninst.
thanks to the original usbnet people for finding the module commands.