"Other system administrators have fantastic toolboxes for their
work. My tools consist of two everyday programs: OpenSSH and the
GNU Bourne-Again Shell (bash). No other tool, whether console-based
or GUI, has been so consistently useful to me as these two
"As a system administrator, I have used OpenSSH's piping
abilities more times than I can remember. The typical ssh call gets
me access to systems for administration with a proven identity, but
ssh is capable of so much more. In combination with bash's subshell
invocation, OpenSSH can distribute the heavy work, reduce trace
interference on a system under test, and make other 'impossible'
tasks possible. I've even used it to make Microsoft Windows remote
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