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Linux, scripts, scp, and eliminating password authentication

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I am using RHEL 6.4   (Note:  my previous posts on this subject involved ssh, not scp)

I can get the scp utility to work well as in:

scp test.file root@xxclnt2:/home

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However, I am required to enter a passowrd

I want to write a script that will perform 20 scp commands to 20 different systems

How can I do this with scp

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by:Los Angeles1
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I meant so toy, how can I do this without entering a password

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Or is that possible ?
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omarfarid earned 500 total points
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yes, it is possible. You need to set trust between the systems' users (basically ssh or scp without password based on keys). Please how to do so in the link below

http://www.linuxproblem.org/art_9.html

Then you can set a loop to do scp like

cat hostsfile | while read host
do
    scp test.file root@$host:/home
done
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