Re: Controlling ssh from an external program

From: Jerry (juanino_at_yahoo.com)
Date: 10/22/04

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    Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2004 08:19:40 -0700 (PDT)
    To: Patrice.Gonthier@alcatel.fr
    
    

    that I don't know. It appears search.cpan.org is down
    now, but go there and look at the man page online for
    Net::SSH::Perl to see the capabilities of it. I'm
    also not sure how hard it is to get it to work on
    windows.

    --- Patrice.Gonthier@alcatel.fr wrote:

    >
    > Hello Jerry,
    > I have almost the same problem
    >
    > I need to launch a SSH agent and SSH add and I would
    > like to give the
    > passphrase as input (without human interaction) to
    > the SSH-add.
    >
    > Do you think NetSSH can help me for this.
    >
    >
    > PS: Unfortunately, for this I am running on a
    > Windows.
    >
    > Thank you for your help
    >
    > Patrice
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > Jerry <juanino@yahoo.com> on 21/10/2004 22:10:35
    >
    >
    > To: jander@hundredacrewood.org,
    > secureshell@securityfocus.com
    > cc:
    > Subject: Re: Controlling ssh from an external
    > program
    >
    >
    > Oh yes, use perl and Net::SSH::Perl from CPAN.
    >
    > It's a pain to build--> many, many requirements, but
    > it works very nice for this type of thing. It's a
    > complete ssh implementation, you don't even need
    > openssh to install it I believe. It can do things
    > like go interactive, pass username/password, return
    > good return codes, stderr, stdout, etc.
    >
    > Contact me off-list if you need help building it.
    > It's easier to build on linux than Solaris. But
    > I've
    > used it on both.
    >
    > Jerry
    > QX19
    >
    > --- Jeff Anderson <jander@hundredacrewood.org>
    > wrote:
    >
    > > Hi -
    > >
    > > I am working on a linux remote administration
    > tool,
    > > and I would like to be
    > > able to control ssh/scp via an external program. I
    > > know the standard answer
    > > to this is to use expect, however this is NOT an
    > > option.
    > >
    > > The next standard answer is to use an empty
    > > passphrase or ssh-agent, but I
    > > cannot guarantee that the remote system will have
    > a
    > > keypair, so I need to be
    > > able to fallback on password authentication if
    > that
    > > fails. The controlling
    > > program needs to be able to feed the password to
    > > ssh/scp.
    > >
    > >
    > > Additionally, I can only use an unmodified version
    > > of openssh (i.e. whatever
    > > version is available on the system that the admin
    > > tool is run from).
    > >
    > > Any ideas?????
    > >
    > >
    > >
    >
    ==========================================================
    > > Jeff Anderson
    > >
    > >
    >
    >
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