I'm running the Perl script from MS Win 2003 server. It telnets to AIX box on which I have no admin/root privileges - all I can do is run the scripts. It's pretty safe to assume the admin wouldn't like my putting my own scripts next to his toys.
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Perhaps it would be entirely appropriate to ask. There are no special privileges required to run such a program on that box, although of course you might not yourself have the privileges needed to put them there. (On the other hand, setting up an ordinary user-account there for you to put your scripts in might be “sure, no problem.” There are, after all, no elevated privileges required to do any of this.) It might well be argued that the impact on his system would be significantly less, and so he might well think that it’s a great idea. (It would also be less troublesome and therefore would require less technical-support effort on the part of himself or his staff, versus any sort of Rube Goldberg contraption.) Perhaps he will come back with a totally different idea (Tivoli?) that you had never even thought of. Maybe his department isn’t aware that your department’s requirement exists. Many a time a group who runs an internal computer service does not know everything about how other departments have contrived to use it ... especially if they are seen by others as being technically or politically unapproachable.
In short, I wouldn’t avoid asking (or, as the case may be, suggesting that your manager do so), merely on the assumption that you know what the answer would be ... just sayin’.
And of course, heck, yeah... well do I know how strange and squirrely corporate politics can sometimes be, and about the strangest most irrelevant things.