SSH is a BAD API

Okay, so its not meant to be an API. I get that. I’ve been watching a rather good video about executing interactive commands with Parimiko and two thoughts came to my mind.

  • Very powerful/flexible way to do tasks across many devices
  • This could be a LOT easier if we simply had the RESTful API’s we want everywhere

In any case, I think the video below is a worthwhile watch if you’re struggle to leverage Python and SSH to make a modification across a large number of devices.

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About Paul Stewart, CCIE 26009 (Security)

Paul is a Network and Security Engineer, Trainer and Blogger who enjoys understanding how things really work. With over 15 years of experience in the technology industry, Paul has helped many organizations build, maintain and secure their networks and systems.
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