[ILUG] Passing a password to scp
mike.knell at cs.tcd.ie
Fri Mar 9 12:05:28 GMT 2001
> I've written a script that takes a file, gzips it and is supposed to scp
> it up to a server on the web. I say supposed to because I can't figure
> out how exactly to pass a password to scp automatically.
The best suggestion here is that RSA authentication is your friend. It's
possible you can do something dodgy with scripts, but the far, far
better option is to set up RSA keys and authenticate things that way -
see the man page for ssh.
Passwords in scripts give me the willies.
Computer Science System Administrator, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
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