Sshpass is a tool for non-interactivly performing password authentication with SSH's so called "interactive keyboard password authentication". Most user should use SSH's more secure public key authentiaction instead.
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Stopped working after I upgraded my OpenSSL to version 1: $ ssh -V OpenSSH_5.6p1-lpk, OpenSSL 1.0.0c 2 Dec 2010 it just hangs there. strace shows read() as the last command, I guess it's waiting for user input (sshpass does not input the password?)