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Re: Mass Machine Login
From: Bradley <bradley () rucus net>
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2006 18:31:05 +0200

Hi there.

I once looked after a lab of UNIX machines. To update them I wrote some
scripts that would ssh into each one and perform some pre-defined
commands. I used a public/private key to do this which is a little more
secure than assigning the same password to each machine, provided you
keep your private key safe. If this matches your scenario shout and I
can send you my scripts.

Bradley



Adam Kane wrote:

Ryan Cummings wrote:
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Ryan Cummings [mailto:ryan.r.cummings () gmail com] 
Sent: Tuesday, January 17, 2006 10:06 PM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Mass Machine Login

I've been beating my brains out trying to find a solution for this but
can't.  Has anyone seen software or a script that will allow you to send a
login to multiple machines at one time?  Say for an entire room, for sake of
an example, has 75 computers all on the same vlan and we would like to login
to all the computers without touching each one of them individually with a
specified username.

Ryan
 
   

I feel having the same login/password on all 75 computers is a bad
security practice.

Are you talking about logging into all the computers via SSH or FTP or
something like that or are you talking about having the computers
automatically log in when booted?

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