Set up and test PyWPS using “curl”

Install curl to test the service from terminal.

sudo aptitude install libcurl3

# Here are some example requests (from terminal):

 curl "http://localhost/pywps/pywps.cgi?service=wps&version=1.0.0&request=getcapabilities"
 curl "http://localhost/pywps/pywps.cgi?service=wps&version=1.0.0&request=describeprocess
 curl "http://localhost/pywps/pywps.cgi?service=wps&version=1.0.0&request=execute

SSH without password

Bored of typing a password to access your remote desktop? Use a key!

Let’s say you are user1 and are using machineA.

You want to access machineB as user2.

Generate key pairs:

user1@machineA:~>ssh-keygen -t rsa

user1@machineA:~> ssh user2@machineB mkdir -p .ssh         
                  enter user2@machineB's password:
user1@machineA:~> cat .ssh/ | ssh user2@machineB 'cat >> .ssh/authorized_keys'

If the ssh port is not the standard 22 and you use ip address rather than hostname

user1@machineA:~> cat .ssh/ | ssh -p 0000 user2@ip.address 'cat >> .ssh/authorized_keys'
                  enter user2@machineB's password:            (one last time, I promise!)

user1@machineA:~> ssh user2@machineB hostname
                  ssh -p 0000 user2@ip.address

More info here