rsync over ssh and passwords

Frank Perugini frankp at
Wed Feb 13 11:41:42 EST 2002

Hello everyone,

I am trying to write a wrapper around rsync to do some automated file
sync-ing between two servers. I am using ssh as the tranport. How can I
avoid the password prompt for ssh?

I think I can configure ssh to not require passwords, but this would expose
the obvious security risk.What are other users doing to get by this? Is
there some tricks I can do in scripting that would allow me to keep the
password in place and pass it to ssh to force it to continue?

I want to keep this transfer as secure as possible.

I'm sure this is a common thing to do. I just can't figure it out.



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