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Non-interactive ssh password authentication

SSH's (secure shell) most common authentication mode is called "interactive keyboard password authentication", so called both because it is typically done via keyboard, and because openssh takes active measures to make sure that the password is, indeed, typed interactively by the keyboard. Sometimes, however, it is necessary to fool ssh into accepting an interactive password non-interactively. This is where sshpass comes in.

SECURITY NOTE: There is a reason openssh insists that passwords be typed interactively. Passwords are harder to store securely and to pass around securely between programs. If you have not looked into solving your needs using SSH's "public key authentication", perhaps in conjunction with the ssh agent (RTFM ssh-add), please do so before being tempted into using this package.

Package version:1.05-1


SSHPASS(1)               Sshpass User Manual              SSHPASS(1)

       sshpass - noninteractive ssh password provider

       sshpass  [-ffilename|-dnum|-ppassword|-e]  [options]  command

       This manual page documents the sshpass command.

       sshpass is a utility designed for running ssh using the  mode
       referred  to  as  "keyboard-


sshpass (1.05-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * Fix ""sshpass -e" not working any more with openssh-client": A different
    workaround for the EIO on PTY problem. (Closes: #636039)
  * Fix "Segfault when calling with no argument": Problem did not reproduce,
    but print usage when run without parameters anyways. (Closes: #616565)
  * Switch to dpkg-source 3.0 (quilt) format
  * Policy update to 3.9.


Version 1.05
	* OpenSSH version 5.6 closed our leaked slave PTY fd, breaking sshpass.
	  This reverted the "better detection of child exit", unfortunately.
	* Update the manual page about changes.
	* Print usage information if no arguments given.

Version 1.04
	* Fix crash when "-e" is given but environment variable is not set -
	  based on patch suggested by Samuel Rios Carvalho.
	* Fix 100% CPU 


This package was debianized by Shachar Shemesh <> on
Tue, 28 Feb 2006 11:20:23 

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