Running a simple script

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by helixed, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. helixed

    helixed Networkin' Nut Member

    Hi everyone,

    I've been trying to figure this out for a while now and I was hoping for some help. My ISP has this stupid web interface which requires me to log on when I want to use the internet. If it detects a certain period of inactivity, it automatically logs me off and I have to log back on again. I was hoping to get around this by installing a simple script on my Buffalo router running the Tomato firmware that pings somewhere, say Google, every fifteen minutes, so I won't be logged out of my ISP's interface. I was going to schedule a cron command to do this.

    The problem is I can't seem to get ssh to work. I turned on the ssh service in Administration->Admin Access->SSH Daemon, but when I try to log in through the Mac OS X terminal app using 'ssh admin@' and my password, it doesn't work. Could anybody tell me what I'm doing wrong?


  2. bogderpirat

    bogderpirat Network Guru Member

    user name is root. use 'ssh root@'.
  3. helixed

    helixed Networkin' Nut Member

    Worked perfectly. Thanks.
  4. rhester72

    rhester72 Network Guru Member

    Strange. I thought both root and admin were supposed to work on the web interface.

  5. ntest7

    ntest7 Network Guru Member

    Yes, either root or admin works on the web interface. But only root for telnet or ssh.
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