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Re: [OT] ssh login script - Please Help



> Dan Track wrote:
>> I appreciate this is OT but could someone just give me a little
>> advice, I've written this script to logon on each server then
>> restart the ntpd daemon. The problem I have is it only restarts the
>> daemon for the last server provided in the list, any ideas as to why
>> and how to fix it?
>
> While I'm not offering any help on why your expect script is failing
> you, I would say that if you have a need to ssh into multiple machines
> to copy config files and restart services, you should look into tools
> like func and puppet.  Func is perfect for quick, one-off commands.
> Puppet is better for complete configuration management.
>
> As a t-shirt from Reductive Labs┬╣, the makers of Puppet said, "SSH in a
> loop is _not_ a solution." ;)
>
> ┬╣ http://reductivelabs.com/images/Layouts.pdf

Alternately, Dan ought to, instead of an expect script, use a non-root
user, key-based authentication (bypass the password), scp the conf file to
the non-root user's homedir, and sudo to provide root level privs to move
the conf file into place and restart NTP.

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