Originally Posted by geekmaster
The unhacked kindle has /usr/sbin/ defined in PATH, and /usr/sbin/ssh hardlinked to /usr/sbin/dropbearmulti
Ummm, not quite. You have /usr/sbin and dropmultibearmulti installed on your kindle because you installed the usbnetwork hack.
If you solely want an ssh client but do not want to install the usbnetwork hack, you can simply download the usbnetwork hack to your PC, unzip it, and copy the file dropbearmulti (located in src/usbnet/bin in the usbnetwork .zip file) to a folder in the USB storage on your kindle. Rename the file on your kindle from dropbearmulti to ssh (usb storage is FAT, no links). Install a terminal emulator (the one mentioned in the above post is great, it is the one I use - fyi it emulates an 'xterm' terminal). Now simply add the USB folder containing ssh to your path, and ssh as usual. This way you have an ssh client and minimal changes to the kindle filesystem/boot scripts. Works great!