RE: automating ssh connection
From: Mark Paulus (mark.paulus_at_mci.com)
Date: Tue, 04 May 2004 10:44:49 -0600 To: firstname.lastname@example.org
Am I missing something here, or couldn't he just follow the
template provided in ssh.c? There he could/should see
exactly how complicated this process might be.
From: Bob Rasmussen [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, May 03, 2004 1:47 PM
To: Satyanarayana, Dintakurthi
Subject: Re: automating ssh connection
On Fri, 30 Apr 2004, Satyanarayana, Dintakurthi wrote:
> I want to open ssh connection to a remote server from
> a c/C++ program. Once the connection is opened, I want
> to exchange data from within the program itself. I
> guess if we have ssh + socket libraries we can do it
> just like opening a tcp socket and using read, write
> calls to get and send data. Does anyone aware of
> socket library that works with SSH ?
> Is there any other alternative that helps in
> establishing ssh connections ? One thing I certainly
> want to do while opening ssh connection is using a
> crypto algorithm (3des/blowfish) of my choice.
> Please suggest any pointers.
First, it would help to know if you are talking about running on a
Unix/Linux system or a Windows system (or something else).
It is not as simple as opening a socket. The authentication and encryption
routines are quite involved.
Your best approach might be to use a forwarded port. That is, have an SSH
connection already in place, with a forwarded port that you can use in your
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