[Twisted-Python] SSH agent

stefan.lange at ubs.com stefan.lange at ubs.com
Mon Aug 27 04:08:20 EDT 2007

Hi Paul,

I want to use a scripted approach for executing different sorts of tasks on a couple of machines, initiated from 1 central machine.
The administrative user should get prompted for the SSH passphrase only once (at start of the script), from then on the script should run unattended, without requiring further interactive input.
Would you estimate the subset of SSH agent functionality implemented in Conch is sufficient for this? Which features are missing?


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Sent: 26 August 2007 22:17
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Subject: Re: [Twisted-Python] SSH agent

On 8/24/07, stefan.lange at ubs.com <stefan.lange at ubs.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> is there example code how to use an SSH agent with Twisted Conch?
> How stable is this functionality, would you recommend to use it or would you rather > opt for other approaches for having Python scripts use an SSH agent?

There is some code in twisted.conch.ssh.agent to interact with a key
agent.  It doesn't implement all of the features an agent supports,
just enough to test and get identities.  What are you trying to use an
agent for?

Paul Swartz
paulswartz at gmail dot com
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