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Old 05-13-2009
rexec - other options?

Rexec executes commands one at a time on a remote host. The rexec command provides an automatic login feature by checking for a $HOME/.netrc file. User and password are stored
in $HOME/.netrc.

I would like to log on to another host and execute a script/command but not using $HOME/.netrc file, rather something like
Command user password host remote-command.

Which command/approach can I use instead of rexec (AIX Unix)?
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Old 05-14-2009
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Originally Posted by ioniCoder
[...]I would like to log on to another host and execute a script/command but not using $HOME/.netrc file, rather something like
Command user password host remote-command.[...]
To automate this Expect might help. It is available from the IBM AIX Linux Toolbox.
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Old 05-14-2009
Or set up ssh authentification by exchanging public keys and do it by ssh/scp.
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Old 05-14-2009
zaxxon, shockneck -> are there a basic command i can use out of the box? so I can avoid configuration of extra functionality.
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Old 05-14-2009
ssh should be available. Not sure on which version of AIX (5.2?) it became standard. You will have to generate a private and public key without entering a password when being asked at creation (ssh-keygen) for the user. They will be place under ~/.ssh. To have passwordless authentication you will have to add the pub-key of the "client" to the authorized_keys file of the remote host to grant access.
There should be some posts here in the forum or on the web how to set it up step by step.
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