SSH with OpenPLI

SSH runs on OpenPLI by default. Just install a SSH client on your PC or Smartphone.


Default telnet login after new installation is:
Username: root
Password: no password, leave blank

You need to access the box by using telnet:

telnet <ip address or hostname of the device>


Connected to
Escape character is '^]'.

openpli 4 et7x00

et7x00 login: root
<enter a blank password here>

type the command "passwd":
root@et7x00:~# passwd
Changing password for root
Enter the new password (minimum of 5 characters)
Please use a combination of upper and lower case letters and numbers.
New password:
Re-enter new password:
passwd: password changed.
root@et7x00:~# exit
Connection closed by foreign host.

Ok, now the box is ready to be accessed by ssh:

ssh root@
Warning: Permanently added 'p247,' (RSA) to the list of known hosts.
root@p247's password:

I forgot my password

If you forgot your password or used an extension for changing it with PLI 3.0 you can clear the password by editing the first line in /etc/shadow which contains the hash of your password.
just delete the second parameter.
root:.3nwZcSK66fbg:15617:0:99999:7::: \\with password:

root::15617:0:99999:7::: \\without password:
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