How to make an SSH connection to another server in Perl

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This assumes you have installed the Net::SSH::Perl module on your system.

Create an SSH connection to another host.

#!/usr/bin/perl

use strict;
use warnings;
use Net::SSH::Perl;

my $host = "your_hostname";
my $user = "your_username";
my $pass = "your_password";

my $ssh = Net::SSH::Perl->new($host);
$ssh->login($user, $pass);
my ($stdout, $stderr, $exit) = $ssh->cmd("type the commands you want to run on the remote host here");

print "Standard Out: $stdout\n";
print "Standard Err: $stderr\n";
print "Exit Code: $exit\n";

 

Running the script will produce the following output.

Standard Out: name.example.com
Standard Err: 
Exit code: 0

 



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