Bane of all hardware products — software updates.
The exciting mPower and mPower PRO power strips that I am otherwise happy with are, even in the latest firmware version, sadly shipping with an ancient version of Dropbear. This means no
command restriction in
In hopes that their firmware release engineering processes are such that swapping one Dropbear version for another will not take too much effort, I’ve opted to file a support request, upon which I was directed to post a request on the forums.
Sadly, I don’t think I could even work around this with multiuser support and putting together a
.profile, given that this device is not really built for multiuser use. (That is, it seems to have one user,
root, which may or may not be renamed. For example, in
/etc/passwd, uid 0 on my devices is called
If they do, hopefully they opt for the latest release, as apparently 0.52 and later had security vulnerabilities exactly with