SSH utility

Kris Kennaway kris at
Mon Aug 11 13:19:19 CEST 2008

James Brady wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm looking for a python library that lets me execute shell commands
> on remote machines.
> I've tried a few SSH utilities so far: paramiko, PySSH and pssh;
> unfortunately all been unreliable, and repeated questions on their
> respective mailing lists haven't been answered...
> It seems like the sort of commodity task that there should be a pretty
> robust library for. Are there any suggestions for alternative
> libraries or approaches?

Personally I just Popen ssh directly.  Things like paramiko make me 
concerned; getting the SSH protocol right is tricky and not something I 
want to trust to projects that have not had significant experience and 


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