Using DSH (Distributed Shell) to Run Linux Commands Across Multiple Machines

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18 Responses

  1. Dave says:

    -c does not mean “command”:

    –concurrent-shell | -c
    Executes shell concurrently.

  2. Dustin says:

    err: username@host:port (not IP at the end… No undo)

  3. Dustin says:

    Try putting username@host:ip in the group or list file and see if it will find the proper port for your instance.

  4. Shaheel says:


    I have 3 machines in machinelist. but i can’t enter ssh key phrase for first and second, first and second asking key

    dsh -aM -c uptime
    root@x.x.x.x’s password: root@y.y.y.y’s password: root@z.z.z.z’s password:

    only can enter 3rd server password

  5. Shaheel says:

    How can use this with other SSH ports than 22. this only works with ssh port 22. How can use this with other ports

  6. thanks , very usefully ,

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