[svlug] Problems with expect and ssh and a mini rant about ssh

Richard Sharpe rsharpe at richardsharpe.com
Wed Mar 22 20:37:57 PST 2006

On Wed, 22 Mar 2006, Ilya A. Volynets-Evenbakh wrote:

> Passing passwords on command line is insecure.
> Hint: anyone can do ps

Ummm, I have been working in the industry for a long time. I know this.

> If you want passwordless login - use ssh key.

Ummm, in some cases you simply cannot do that. Eg, a Cisco box.

[Useless crap deleted --- ]

> That's it - from now on you can log into your box wihout being prompted
> for a password.

You know, in a testing environment, none of what you have said is 
relevant. Even in the cases where we could place a common public key on 
the boxes under test, it is just simply a pain.

Richard Sharpe, rsharpe[at]richardsharpe.com, rsharpe[at]samba.org,
sharpe[at]ethereal.com, http://www.richardsharpe.com

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