[rancid] Like to make use of ssh keyfile/passphrase for ssh login to nexus boxes

john heasley heas at shrubbery.net
Fri Oct 1 00:38:49 UTC 2010

Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 09:41:03AM +0200, Per-Olof Olsson:
>> Hello
>> Added same code as in hlogin/jlogin to clogin.
>> Looks like it works nice for nexus 5k w/wo keyfile/passphrase, and 
>> still for some Cisco ios switches/routers using ssh without  
>> keyfile/passphrase. I can't test all other boxes that make use use of  
>> the clogin file. But what I can see, most part of code depends on ssh  
>> client in the "rancid server" and not script code handling switches and 
>> routers.

>> Note for hlogin:
>> Missing usage help text for "-r passphrase" option after adding
>> keyfile/passphrase to hlogin.

got it.  thanks.

>> Is this for the TODO list?
>> Make all ssh aware *login script keyfile/passphrase ready.

It isn't, since it only applies to devices that can use keys, which didnt
apply to cisco/clogin before.  Have others grown this capability?

they should all accept -r, and ignore it if it isnt supported.

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