How to program in Python to run system commands in 1000s of servers

Anssi Saari as at
Thu Apr 7 07:27:39 EDT 2011

Roy Smith <roy at> writes:

> I'm not sure how to parse:

>> We cannot use ssh as root remote connectivity as well.
> but with 1000's of servers, I really don't see any alternative to ssh, 
> with key authentication.  You don't really propose to type passwords at 
> 1000's of machines, do you?

I guess it might mean someone decided to config sshd with
PermitRootLogin no... I believe this is common? I don't think it's a
particularly good idea, especially for a large scale deployment.

So I guess there may be some config needed for the machines before
they can be remotely administrated in an automatic fashion.

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