I, too, can ssh with my drobo admin account and other accounts created. But as others have also indicated, using passwd to change the root password doesn’t persist across reboots.
It is interesting that the “Important Information” for DroboApps admin says the following without the caveat that this needs to be done every time the box is reloaded.
[quote]Below is some VERY useful information for those that are new to DroboApps:
Dropbear SSH & Pure FTPd: The default username and password on the Drobo FS is root and root. You can change the password by SSHing into the Drobo FS and running the command ‘passwd’.
Perhaps a quick .sh script could fix that problem(?). Either way, the limited documentation should definitely be fixed IMHO.
At the end of the day, the appliance tech specs says it does SMB/CIS, AFP (and NFS with the help of DroboApps), so I guess we’re fortunate to have the added benefits of SSH, Apache, Pure-FTPd, etc. [Though it would be nice if the latter services didn’t have to be restarted every now and then because of quirky behavior! :)]