[CentOS] Can expect do this?

Filipe Brandenburger filbranden at gmail.com
Tue Nov 11 09:55:20 UTC 2008


Hi,

On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 04:42, Fajar Priyanto <fajarpri at arinet.org> wrote:
> But, I'm in an environment where PubKeyAuthentication is not allowed in ssh :(
> So, I'm confused how to automate it as cronjob.

Before you start, consider enabling public keys or requesting that to
your sysadmin, since using them is much more secure than storing your
passwords in text scripts.

> However, I read somewhere that we can write a little bash script that
> will utilize 'expect' to answer for the ssh password prompt?
> Can we do this?

Yes.

> Any examples are great help.

Google is your friend.
http://bash.cyberciti.biz/security/expect-ssh-login-script/

(DISCLAIMER: I haven't tested the script above. Google it yourself if
you want to see others.)

HTH,
Filipe


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