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What is a good modern parallel SSH tool? [duplicate]

I have heard that pssh and clusterssh are two popular ones, but I thought I would open it to discussion here and see what the community's experiences with these tools were? What are the gotchas? Any ...
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BASH shell session logging on remote host

What's the best method of logging a BASH shell session to a file on the host machine? The preferred output format would be equivalent to PuTTY's "printable output" log setting, as viewed by the user ...
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Escaping spaces in a remote path when using rsync over a remote SSH connection

When using SSH to connect rsync to a remote server, how do you escape spaces and such in the remote path? A simple backslash escapes the space for the local bash prompt, but on the remote machine the ...
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Hosting: Location, location, location

What factors generally seem most important if you have issues of geography that seem relevant for providing an internet service and freedom to choose between locations. How do you evaluate them? A ...
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Simultaneous Remote Desktop Connections in Windows Server

I would like to remote control the administrator user of my Windows Server 2008 R2 simultaneously from 3 remote computers. To do that, in Group Policy, I disabled "restrict to a single remote desktop ...
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Can't ping or remote desktop?

I've setup a win7 laptop and joined a company domain, now I'm unable to ping or remote into the machine. Could someone provide me with some troubleshooting tips please?
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Check NRPE APT now working through Nagios

I'm able to monitor hosts' package statuses via terminal; but Nagios web ui gives an error like this: (No output returned from plugin) Here's the command that works properly via terminal: ...
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Copying huge files between two remote machines - Efficiently

I have a shell script which keeps on copying huge files (2 GB to 5 GB) between remote systems. Key based authentication is used with agent-forwarding and everything works. For ex: Say the shell script ...
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start exe in a Remote Session with PsExec

I would like to start an application remotely. I am using the following PsExec command: PsExec \\computerOne -u Domain\User1 -p 123456 -x "C:\Windows\System32\calc.exe" I tried to use -i so that ...
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what are the various ways to monitor servers remotely [closed]

What are the various ways to monitor servers remotely unix and windows both.
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How to Restart explorer.exe Remotely?

I'm having big troubles with a remote server that for some reason explorer.exe crashed and, although I didn't lose remote desktop connectivity, I can't do anything. Is there a way of restarting ...
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Run remote powershell as administrator

Before I dive into the question, I have found several other questions that seem similar to mine, but they have not been able to solve my problem. Here are links to them: Remotely run a script ...
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How would you remotely install software on multiple Windows XP machines?

I need to install the standalone google talk client for Windows XP. I have the googletalk-setup.exe. How would you go about installing this on 100+ Windows XP systems? Is there an automated way you ...
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Resize /var partition on a remote system (Linux Debian Lenny)

At a server that I only have access via ssh and vnc to (which means no booting from a "live" CD/DVD is possible), I would like to shrink the partition assigned to /var (in order to free some space for ...
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Any clever way to put a password in an SSH key?

My host uses passwords instead of id_rsa's to SSH in. But instead of typing the password everytime, is there a way to put the password in my .ssh/config ? For example: Host gravy_access Hostname ...
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Suggestions for hosted file sharing services [closed]

Before I pose my question, I will give some insight as per my scenario: I work for a small business (cost is an important factor) Our bandwidth is limited and would not support an in-house FTP ...
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Tuning a remote MySQL server?

I am having to tune a client's MySQL server on a Windows machine but I only have access to the MySQL cli and some MySQLAdmin cli functions. I can't see how I can mysql-bench either because it needs to ...
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Why it's not possible to use two remotes for rsync? [closed]

When both source and destination are remote, rsync complains: The source and destination cannot both be remote. rsync error: syntax or usage error (code 1) at main.c(1156) [Receiver=3.0.7] Is there ...
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3answers
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Can't create share on remote server without admin rights on local server

We have a windows terminal server used by support staff. They do not have local admin rights on the terminal server. However they do have local admin rights on various Server 2003 file servers that ...
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How do I configure SSHd to permit a single command, without giving full login access to the user?

I am looking for best way to call remote command over SSH. I create user 'rpcall', generate new certificate and fill authorized_keys. Secure it little bit more with ...
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2answers
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How to utilize IPMI on Windows?

My organization is primarily a Dell shop running Windows. Most are recent models that support IPMI 2.0. (Dell 1950, for example). At a minimum I'd like to use IPMI to perform remote chassis power ...
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connect database with sequel pro

I have install lamp centos on linode, I can use ssh login on terminal app, How to use sequel pro connect to my host database? in sequel pro I input below content but it not work Name: project MySQL ...
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1answer
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Mysql remote connections logging

I need to allow remote connections to my mysql server running on latest stable CentOS. I don't like this idea at all so I want at least to collect as much relevant information as possible. To be ...
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What's the best way to telnet from a remote Windows PC without using RDP?

Three Networks: 10.1.1.0 - Mine 172.1.1.0 - My Branch Office 172.2.2.0 - My Branch Office's VOIP VLAN. My PC is on 10.1.1.0. I need to telnet into a Cisco router on 172.2.2.0. The 10.1.1.0 network ...
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Send a batch file to a Windows machine, and execute it

I know PsExec is perfect for sending files over a computer on a network and then execute it on that remote computer, however I can't use PsExec because I'm developing a piece of software and I can't ...
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1answer
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postfix smtpd rejecting mail from outside network match_list_match: no match

My postfix (V: 2.5.5-1.1) running on ubuntu server (9.04) started to reject mail arriving in from outside about 2 weeks ago. Doing a "manual" session via telnet shows that the connection is always ...
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Add a command into an existent remote console application

I manage to open a console application in a remote computer by using PSTools using PsExec.exe. C:\PsExec.exe -i 2 -s -d \128.168.500.500 -u username -p password "D:\myApp.exe" That will open a ...
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1answer
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how to make webrick server accessible on the web on windows server 2008

This is a nuub question (i'm more of a programmer given an admin task right now). I have a rails application that works just fine on a remote windows server 2008 machine (it's rails 2.3.5, and I run ...
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1answer
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Remotely restarting a service for a non-administrator user

I need to give a non-administrator user the ability to restart a service on a server, but I'm getting "access denied" following these instructions: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324802/EN-US/ I've ...