SSH Command Line Password Support

GB gusgl2001 at
Wed Aug 27 06:12:18 EST 2008

Dear Developers,

I have successfully implemented the password in the argument line for both ssh and scp.
I would be more than willing to share my code so that it will become an official part of ssh and scp to satisfy the needs of users out there using scripts and the like.
I don't consider the code to be the most secure possible, but it took 10 minutes to implement in ssh and 20 on scp, so modifications by you to make it compliant would be minimal.

Thank you

--- On Sun, 8/17/08, Damien Miller <djm at> wrote:
From: Damien Miller <djm at>
Subject: Re: SSH Command Line Password Support
To: "GB" <gusgl2001 at>
Cc: "Dag-Erling Smørgrav" <des at>, openssh-unix-dev at
Date: Sunday, August 17, 2008, 5:18 AM

On Sat, 16 Aug 2008, GB wrote:

> While trying to compile openssh (I succeeded in compiling openssl) I
> get the following after using make:

You aren't making it easy to help. What version of OpenSSH is this? It
doesn't appear to be 5.1. What operating system? Does your platform lack
OpenSSL? What configure options did you use?



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