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Re: [vox-tech] [OT] Pumping a password using Expect





---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Ken Bloom <kbloom@gmail.com>
Reply-To: "lugod's technical discussion forum" <vox-tech@lists.lugod.org>
Date:  Thu, 5 Jan 2006 21:48:10 -0600

On Thu, Jan 05, 2006 at 06:33:40PM -0700, timriley wrote:
> How do you have a crontab executed process using Expect
> pump a password to another computer?

Ken Bloom wrote:
> Is this an SSH password you're giving it? If so, try using an SSH
> keypair for authentication. A passwordless key is no less secure than
> having the password in the expect file (it's probably more secure),
> and you can even create single-purpose keys that can only be used to
> run a single command (see http://www.arches.uga.edu/~pkeck/ssh/,
> scroll down to "Single-purpose keys") 

My ultimate goal is to use public/private key pairs after I cross
the learning curve. Thanks for the resource:
http://www.arches.uga.edu/~pkeck/ssh/ . However, if someone
knows of a simple Expect flag to generate a tty when one
is missing, I'd appreciate the quick solution. 
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