"This is where Python and paramiko come in. paramiko is a
library for Python that provides a programmatic interface to SSH.
This combination of Python and SSH allows you to drive SSH tasks
you would normally perform manually.
"Installation of paramiko is pretty simple. If you're using
Ubuntu or Debian, installation is a simple "sudo apt-get install
python-paramiko" command in a terminal. If you aren't using Ubuntu
or Debian, you can check to see if your system provides a package
for paramiko. If it doesn't, then you can always use easy_install:
"sudo easy_install paramiko".
"After installing, the next step is to create an SSHClient
object and connect it to an SSH server. I've created a module named
"ssh_common.py" that contains a function to connect to a specific
server on my network and then return an "ssh" object."