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Feb 07, 2005, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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Desktop-as-a-Service Designed for Any Cloud ? Nutanix Frame

"I am a systems administrator for a large company with 150 locations and 15,000 employees. My company's Linux deployment started with one project and 12 servers; a year later we're up to 45 servers, and soon will have more than 300 desktop users when we convert an existing set of Windows workstations to Linux. To manage this growing Linux environment, I rely on many open source applications.

"First on my list is the ubiquitous OpenSSH. Combining OpenSSH with key authentication and Keychain to manage passphrases allows me to enter a passphrase once and then run repeated SSH commands or scripts on multiple servers without prompts..."

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