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A powerful ssh manager

Project description

sshmgr - A powerful Linux server manager

It leverages docker to automatically do

  • create a new ubuntu container for user, the current supported ubuntu base images are
    • ubuntu 16.04
  • setup a default password located in user's $HOME/.defpsd
  • setup a ssh login welcome message

It supports docker for normal docker creation and nvidia-docker for gpu docker creation. The dockerfile for nvidia based gpu could be found here @[].

You can specify a customized dockerfile with first line beginning with FROM ubuntu:<supported ubuntu version>.


  • Server Side
    • The Linux server should have docker installed
  • Client Side
    • The client should have ~/.ssh/config configured
    • The client should have paramiko package installed


Download the source, uncompress it and enter the source directory. Run the following command to install

pip3 install sshmgr

Quick start

Main interface

➜  sshmgr (master) ✗ sshmgr -h
usage: sshmgr [-h] [-v] [--hosts [hosts]] [--sshkey path_of_the_new_ssh_key]
              {docker} ...

A powerful linux server manager

positional arguments:

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -v, --version         Show the version of sshmgr
  --hosts [hosts]       The host(s) to be operated on
  --sshkey path_of_the_new_ssh_key
                        Update ssh key for administrator

More about --hosts. You can process multiple hosts in one command, if the host name

  • case that beginning with @

    It indicates a file that contains multiple host ID, one ID holds one line. For example, @$HOME/Downloads/hostids.

    Empty lines will be ignored and lines begin with # will be regarded as comments.

  • case that beginning with /

    The hosts are seperated by comma, for example /tom, nancy, louis.

  • case that a normal host

    A single host name you want to connect to.

The docker interface

sshmgr --hosts <hosts> docker [-h]
                     (--new username | --delete username | --query username | --list)
                     [--fdocker dockerfile] [--nvidia]
                     [--apt {ubuntu.16.04.offical,ubuntu.16.04.tsinghua}]
                     [--himsg hello_message]

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  --new username        The user to add
  --delete username     The user to delete
  --query username      Query the information of username
  --list                List all users in the host.
  --fdocker dockerfile  The file path to dockerfile, the first line of the
                        file must be `FROM ubuntu:16.04`
  --nvidia              Enable gpu based nvidia docker
  --apt {ubuntu.16.04.offical,ubuntu.16.04.tsinghua}
                        Select apt source.list, the default is
  --himsg hello_message
                        Messages showed after your guest logined into the

sshmgr will connect to your specified host and create a docker container for your guest, create a $HOME/share folder shared between the user on host and the user on the container.

The info interface

Retrieve server information:

sshmger --hosts <hosts> info [-h]
    [--net Network]
    [--factory Manufacturer]
    [--cpu CPU]
    [--mem Memory]
    [--disk Disk]

An example is showed as below:

"102": {
    "info": {
        "net": {
            "verbose": [
                "2: enp2s0f0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc mq state UP group default qlen 1000\n",
                "    inet brd scope global enp2s0f0\n"
        "factory": {
            "verbose": [
                "\tManufacturer: xxx\n",
                "\tProduct Name: xxx V3\n",
                "\tSerial Number: xxx\n"
            "Manufacturer": "xxx",
            "Product Name": "xxx V3",
            "Serial Number": "xxx"
        "cpu": {
            "verbose": [
                "\tSocket Designation: CPU01\n",
                "\tVersion: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2630 v3 @ 2.40GHz\n",
                "\tCore Count: 8\n",
                "\tThread Count: 16\n",
                "\tSocket Designation: CPU02\n",
                "\tVersion: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2630 v3 @ 2.40GHz\n",
                "\tCore Count: 8\n",
                "\tThread Count: 16\n"
            "logic_core_count": 32
        "mem": {
            "verbose": [
                "              total        used        free      shared  buff/cache   available\n",
                "Mem:      131626576      577188   130605988        9304      443400   130449412\n",
                "Swap:     133803004           0   133803004\n",
                "\tMaximum Capacity: 2 TB\n"
            "total": 131626576
        "disk": {
            "verbose": [
                "Disk /dev/sda: 1198GB\n"
            "size": 1286342705152
    "errmsg": null,
    "status": false

Both memory and disk size are in bytes.

If you want to process further, for example, you want to have an overview of the servers in cpu, memory, disk, you can use the following code snippets:

#! /usr/bin/env python3
#! -*- coding:utf-8 -*-

import json

with open('sysinfo.json', 'r') as _:
    sysinfo = json.load(_)

cpucnt, memsz, disksz = 0, 0, 0
for host in sysinfo.keys():
    if not sysinfo[host]['islive']: continue
    cpucnt += sysinfo[host]['info']['cpu']['logic_core_count']
    memsz += sysinfo[host]['info']['mem']['total']
    disksz += sysinfo[host]['info']['disk']['size']

print(f'[+] CPU Count: {cpucnt} Memory Size: {memsz/(1024 ** 3)} GB Disk Size: {disksz/(1024 ** 4)} TB')


Open a terminal at the project root, debug with python3 -m src <options>.

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