Automatically passing ssh password in scripts especially to ESX where passwordless ssh is hard

First you need to install sshpass. Ubuntu/Debian: apt-get install sshpass Fedora/CentOS: yum install sshpass Arch: pacman -S sshpass Example: sshpass -p “YOUR_PASSWORD” ssh -o StrictHostKeyChecking=no YOUR_USERNAME@SOME_SITE.COM Custom port example: sshpass -p “YOUR_PASSWORD” ssh -o StrictHostKeyChecking=no YOUR_USERNAME@SOME_SITE.COM:2400 from :   This works better for me though for sshfs: echo $mypassword | sshfs -o UserKnownHostsFile=/dev/null -o StrictHostKeyChecking=no user@host mountpoint -o workaround=rename…

Run a local script on remote machine with parameters

So you have a script on the local machine and you want to run it remotely and pass arguments to it : ssh user@remote ‘cat | bash /dev/stdin param1 param2 .. paramN’ < /usr/scripts/ 😉 nJoy  

Recording a session for a user when he / she logs in ssh

  To start recording each session add this to the users .profile file DATE=$(date +”%Y%m%d%H%M”) mkdir /log/$DATE script -t 2>/log/$DATE/bashlogs.timing -aqf /log/$DATE/bashlogs.script   to playback go to /log/<timestamp> and run scriptreplay  bashlogs.timing bashlogs.script 3 where the 3 is the speed up factor. nJoy;  

Using Stunnel to Encrypt Unsecure Connections

So you’re a fully signed up ‘tin foil hatter’ and you have an old app that communicates over the internet but doesn’t use SSL? Not to worry, there is a solution for you and its called stunnel. Stunnel is available for both Linux and Windows, and simply put creates an SSL tunnel from one machine…

Starting vnc on Display 0 ( local display ) from a remote ssh session

i.e. You wnet home need your desktop have ssh no vnc !! Here is the easy solution.. Install x11vnc. $ DISPLAY=localhost:0 x11vnc & connect to the display using vnc et voila ! BTW Teamviewer also USED TO WORK but no longer in ver 8 so thanks VNC for not being obsolete.. nJoy 🙂  

Start Teamviewer from an ssh session remotely

So you remote deskptop rebooted and teamviewer did not run on startup as it does not do in Linux for some strange reason: Connect with ssh ( putty) Then run DISPLAY=`localhost`:0 teamviewer& Njoy 🙂 !