Re: sftp question
From: D.N.Vaidya (dnvaidya_at_rilinfo.net)
To: <email@example.com>, "Joseph Vaughn" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Sun, 25 Sep 2005 08:13:42 +0530
There is one way we are using to logon to the devices through script for
automization of backup. Where we have written a script which run's on Linux
spawn ssh X.X.X.X
send "(the command which you want to execute)\r"
expect "*(the result line which you expect)*"
and so on.
In front of username we have hardcoded the username and infront of password
we supply the hardcoded passwords.
I think (not sure) that you can use this for sftp too in place of ssh in
D. N. Vaidya ( //)) //\\// \\// )
----- Original Message -----
From: "Joseph Vaughn" <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, September 17, 2005 1:13 AM
Subject: sftp question
> I hope someone can help me with the following problem.
> Background: We are using SUN hosts running Solaris9. For more than
> 15 years we have had our users launch a Cshell script to create a tar
> file. It also does ftp data transfer in the background for
> archiving on remote Macintosh computers. The users just type the
> name of the script on the command line and then he/she enters a file
> name. The process uses .netrc which contains the remote password.
> Permissions are set so that the users cannot read the contents of
> So, the user does not know the password on the archiving host. Of
> course ftp has huge security problems. So, I am trying to create a
> similar process using sftp. I have tried to do this using SUN's
> Solaris9 ssh-keygen, ssh-agent, ssh-add, etc. I have tried
> "passwordless" sftp setups I have found on websites. This
> description is improper. They don't require your normal password,
> but they do require a new "passphrase" (ie a new password).
> My question: Help?! Can you tell me how to get Solaris9's version
> of sftp/ssh to work in such a fashion as I described above. That
> is, sftp launched with a Cshell script and have the
> password/passphrase entered in the background perhaps by another
> shell script, which is called by the first one.
> Joseph Vaughn
> Dr. Joseph Vaughn
> NMR Facility Associate Director
> Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
> Florida State University
> Tallahassee, FL 32306-4390
> 850-644-3334 Phone
> 850-644-8281 Fax