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ssh-list: run command via SSH on many hosts simultaneously

ssh-list is a small wrapper around parallel-ssh which reads lists of hosts from LDAP.

The usage of ssh-list looks like:

ssh-list <TYPE> [arguments to parallel-ssh]

The argument <TYPE> is interpreted by ssh-list, and the arguments after are passed verbatim to parallel-ssh.

In most cases, you want at least -i in the arguments to parallel-ssh. -i prints out the stdout and stderr for each host you are running the command on. For example:

ssh-list all -i whoami

In most cases, it's most useful to use a type like desktop rather than all.

If you get a ton of authentication errors, don't provide your password, just do kinit $USER first (your Kerberos ticket probably expired, or you probably logged in with an SSH key).

Some useful commands are below (please add more!):

Run puppet once

Anyone in ocfroot can call sudo puppet-trigger without providing a password.

ssh-list desktop -i 'sudo puppet-trigger'

Restart unused desktops

Anyone in ocfroot can call sudo shutdown without providing a password.

ssh-list desktop -i '[ $(who | wc -l) -eq 0 ] && sudo shutdown -r now'

Run apt-get update to clear apt caches

ocfroot can't run passwordless apt-get, so you need to use the apt-dater keytab.

From supernova:

sudo kinit -k -t /root/apt-dater.keytab 'apt-dater@OCF.BERKELEY.EDU' \
    ssh-list desktop -l apt-dater -i 'sudo apt-get update'