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Old 08-10-2009, 08:57 AM   #1
FireRaven
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Can I macro auto type in a password?


Hi, I want to write a short script (or line) to run:

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#rsync /opt/sync_source/ root@192.168.1.3:/opt/sync_dest/
root@192.168.1.3's password: (CAN IT AUTOTYPE THE PASSWORD HERE?)
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So that single rsync line I want it to include/auto-type the password so I don't have to do it each time, is it possible without setting with ssh_keys?
 
Old 08-10-2009, 10:05 AM   #2
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try using the expect command,

http://expect.nist.gov/
 
Old 08-10-2009, 12:03 PM   #3
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Making root's password visible like this is a very bad idea.

A much better idea is to set up key-based authentication for ssh which will allow logins without using passwords (in fact you should DENY ssh logins using passwords, and ACCEPT only ssh logins with key-based authentication), and is much more secure.
 
  


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