We require to be able to run some script as root from nothing other than an SSH login.

IE, we have root and password, and we need to perform a script action on a bunch of servers.

closed as not a real question by MadHatter, Sven, ewwhite, Khaled, Bill Weiss Nov 17 '11 at 15:29

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    Ok. What is your question? – MDMarra Nov 17 '11 at 13:50
  • Not a question. – d-_-b Apr 17 '13 at 1:45

Look for Cluster SSH or Parallel SSH (pssh), I guess that's what you want to do.

  • I actually used an SSH2 lib plus script, worked very well and simple which is what we needed, not PSSH blah blah. – Joshua D'Alton Mar 22 '13 at 14:34
  • @JoshuaD'Alton: So, you come back after 18 months to tell us you disliked an answer to a barely-understandable question where you conveniently ignored requests for clarifications? Please, don't bother next time. – Sven Mar 22 '13 at 14:40

Password login as root is not a good idea. Make yourself familiar with public key authentication with SSH.

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