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Enable SSH Access on Western Digital’s My Book Live

The reason I bought a WD My Book Live is because of a recommendation from Jim Cloudman, who posts an excellent tip to enable SSH access on the device.

I found out a little while ago, though, that it has hidden SSH access, and inside is a Debian installation, with 256MB of RAM and an 800MHz processor.

To enable SSH access, just go to http://{NAS Address}.local/UI/ssh and enable SSH access:

From there, the Linux OS is available for your tweaking. Thanks, Jim!

Tip via Jim Cloudman – More Than a NAS.

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