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Make your AppleTV use a Squid Proxy

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

So, I have started toying around with my AppleTV and realized I wanted to make it a bit more sane for my environment.

1- Make it possible to ssh in to your AppleTV. You can do this with atvusb-creator/ (You can find various guides on how to do this online)

2- ssh appletv.local -l frontrow

3- sudo tcsh

I have a slower internet connection at home so desire to run all my web requests via my proxy-cache. The settings are hidden in /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/preferences.plist . I went ahead and copied the file and made a backup (always a good idea!) then performed a few edits, replacing the section that reads Proxies with the following (naturally updating my IP address accordingly).


Hope these things help you out.

Apple quietly revs iTunes to 8.0.1(12)

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Apple just posted updated iTunes for MacOS revving the software to 8.0.1(12) from 8.0.1(11).  The build ID changed to 801A16.  You can download the update and install it manually here: