Mr. Rails Mr. Rails - 5 months ago 31
Ruby Question

Ruby Net::SSH infinity wait for password

I have a simple functional for run some command via ssh, here is an example:

Net::SSH.start(, self.user, config: true, keys: [self.pem_key] ) do| ssh |
result = ssh.exec! self.command

It works OK except case when I forgot configure remote host (as example add key in ~/.ssh/authorized) and my app stuck on password request:

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Started POST "/xxx" for ::1 at 2016-05-24 13:43:11 +0300
Processing by XXX::XXXController#run_now as JS
Parameters: {"id"=>"2"}
XXX::Check Load (0.3ms) SELECT ...
(0.1ms) BEGIN
SQL (0.3ms) UPDATE ...
(0.3ms) COMMIT
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some_user@some_host's password:

How I can set timeout for this case or how I can exclude this case at all (raise some error?)


According to the documentation, the Net::SSH.start method accepts a :non_interactive => true option which should make your test (code) fail instead of asking for a password interactively. Other, non-interactive authentication options, such as the private key, will of course still work.

So, try this:

Net::SSH.start(, self.user, config: true, non_interactive: true, keys: [self.pem_key]) do| ssh |