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Problems with cygwin, "expect" and ssh
- From: "Greenup, Greenup" <greenup dot greenup at eds dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2003 18:47:12 -0500
- Subject: Problems with cygwin, "expect" and ssh
I've done a fair bit of searching on the net (6+hours of googling), but
can't find a solution, or a complete "No, there's no way to work around
that" to this problem:
I have to log into a large number of systems, and on some sets (such as
"all devboxes") I like to keep my password the same, for convenience. (and
to keep my memory sane; I really need to keep this list from going
Ssh is my tool of preference, though I could use <shudder> telnet.
Unfortunately, the Higher Powers have declared private key authentication
illegal so far (I'm working on them), so I am left with typing this stuff by
All of that, I can more or less deal with, until *Password*Day*.
Remember "hundreds"? Obviously, I don't log into all of these boxes during
a given month, but I really have to be able to get to them when the time
Enter "expect", which ships with a little script for changing your
password (even on multiple systems en-mass). Nice. Except... it doesn't
seem to work with ssh... Near as I can tell from my googling, a problem of
openssh reading the tty directly, rather than allocating a tty. True?
False? What about other things?; messing with the CYGWIN variable, adding
"tty" in there was not helpful, nor was adding "-t" to ssh. Any other
ideas? I don't want to use telnet... "console telnet" is nice, and will get
the job done, but it's not a secure answer.
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