[Tutor] SSH with Python

Eric Walstad eric at ericwalstad.com
Thu Feb 28 00:36:51 CET 2008

Hey Eric,
Eric Brunson wrote:
> Eric Walstad wrote:
>> Eric Brunson wrote:
>> import pexpect
>> child.sendline("nottherealpassword")
> What's the path to ssh under windows vista?
I hope I never have to find out :)

> Paramiko is a pure python 
> implementation of the SSH protocol, so it should run on any platform. 
Cool!  I'd like to give Paramiko a try some day when I don't need to be 
concerned with prompts from the remote command I am running.  Yes, 
Paramiko looks interesting.

> Besides, IMHO, expect, pexpect, Perl::Expect... the entire concept is a 
> horrible, horrible kludge and should only be used as a last resort when 
> no other interface is possible.
I mostly agree, except when other priorities win, when time is of the 
essence, when I don't have root or when I'm just feeling nervous about 
hobgoblins.  Yeah, it's ugly but it works for me and my needs and has 
been surprisingly stable over the years.  That said, I admit that the OP 
might be better served by Paramiko, assuming it does what they need.

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