Join us. I'm chatting over at irc.osx86.hu on #iTouch.
User Agent. According to the iPhoneWebDev list, the iPhone user agent string is like the iPhone's with iPod instead of iPhone, with 420.1 instaed of 420+ for AppleWebKit and with 3A100a Safari instead of 1C28 Safari: Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML,like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/3A100a Safari/419.3
Visual Hub. TUAW reader RMS notes that Visual Hub 1.28 adds iPod Touch support.
Firmware. First up: Firmware. Get the iPod Touch restore files here. I'm downloading mine now.
iPhoneInterface 0.3.3 works. Not jailbroken and when I try to put files, I get "Problem with AFCFileRefOpen: 7". I can however see the main disk and the iTunes files in the public Media folder, presumably /var/root/Media.
Firmware again. The firmware images seem really similar to those used for 694-5259-38.dmg on the iPhone.
Recovery mode. Press & hold power button (that's on the top-left, not the top-right) AND Home button for about 25-seconds. New restore mode screen looks like USB cable pointing to iTunes icon.
Attempting Jailbreak. I got into recovery mode and am running jailbreak with the original iPhone firmware. Doesn't seem to be working. Confirmed as not working, unfortunately.
The hunt for the firmware password. There's an ongoing hunt, looking for the key to the encrypted firmware. Running strings on the dmgs did not work for me.
Leaving Recovery Mode. The iTouch makes it easy to leave recovery mode. Press and hold just the power button for about 5-10 seconds until the iPod powers off. Then tap it again to restart.
Ping & ssh. On the off chance that Apple would be kind, I first pinged my iTouch (works, as expected) and tried ssh (connection refused, as expected).
Disk Use. I see nothing about disk use anywhere. Looks like a no go at this time.
nmap. As follows:
% ./nmap -v 192.168.0.103
Starting Nmap 4.22SOC6 ( http://insecure.org ) at 2007-09-14 16:40 MDT
Initiating Ping Scan at 16:40
Scanning 192.168.0.103 [1 port]
Completed Ping Scan at 16:40, 0.13s elapsed (1 total hosts)
Initiating Parallel DNS resolution of 1 host. at 16:40
Completed Parallel DNS resolution of 1 host. at 16:40, 0.10s elapsed
Initiating Connect() Scan at 16:40
Scanning 192.168.0.103 [1705 ports]
Increasing send delay for 192.168.0.103 from 0 to 5 due to max_successful_tryno increase to 4
Completed Connect() Scan at 16:40, 20.35s elapsed (1705 total ports)
Host 192.168.0.103 appears to be up ... good.
All 1705 scanned ports on 192.168.0.103 are closed
Read data files from: .
Nmap done: 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 20.639 seconds
% ./nmap -sT -p 1-65535 192.168.0.103
Starting Nmap 4.22SOC6 ( http://insecure.org ) at 2007-09-14 16:49 MDT
Interesting ports on 192.168.0.103:
Not shown: 65533 closed ports
PORT STATE SERVICE
49928/tcp filtered unknown
62078/tcp open unknown
Nmap done: 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 563.261 seconds
I doubt. I think this is just speculation here. We're trying it out--but it's really unlikely to work. Confirmed: Doesn't work.