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Runing Remote Command

by neuhru (Novice)
on Apr 11, 2013 at 01:32 UTC ( #1028057=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
neuhru has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hello Monks,

I can run the command below, enter the password from the command line, and it performs the action I need with no problem.

ssh admin\@ cli \"enable\" \"run\" \"reload\"

However, I am having problems trying to automate this. How can automate this using a Perl script?


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Re: Runing Remote Command
by salva (Abbot) on Apr 11, 2013 at 08:31 UTC
    Try Net::OpenSSH (more powerfull, doesn't work on Windows) or Net::SSH::Any:
    use Net::SSH::Any; my $ssh = Net::SSH::Any->new('', user => 'admin', password => $password); $ssh->error and die "unable to connect to remote machine: " . $ssh->er +ror; my ($out, $err) = $ssh->capture2(cli => '"enable"', '"run"', '"reload" +'); $ssh->error and die "remote command failed: " . $ssh->error; print $out, $err;
Re: Runing Remote Command
by vinoth.ree (Monsignor) on Apr 11, 2013 at 03:40 UTC

    You can execute commands on remote machines from a Perl script using the Net::SSH::Perl module.

    This module allows you to execute a command remotely and receive the STDOUT, STDERR, and exit status of that remote command.

    One big advantage of Net::SSH::Perl over other methods is that you can automate the login process, that way you can write fully automated perl scripts, no console interaction is required in order to authenticate in the remote machine.


    #!/usr/bin/perl use Net::SSH::Perl; my $host = "hostname"; my $user = "user"; my $password = "password"; #-- set up a new connection my $ssh = Net::SSH::Perl->new($host); #-- authenticate $ssh->login($user, $pass); #-- execute the command my($stdout, $stderr, $exit) = $ssh->cmd("ls -l /home/$user");

    All is well
Re: Runing Remote Command
by thomas895 (Chaplain) on Apr 11, 2013 at 03:35 UTC

    CPAN is your friend.
    I personally quite like Net::SSH2.

    "Excuse me for butting in, but I'm interrupt-driven..."

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