SSH key-based auth to 7100-Series problem

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Please tell me the following is not normal:

1) Pubkey auth is enabled and password auth disabled.
2) I am not using any private key at all! (no ssh -i "private_key" here)
3) I can login with the password only.

SSH key-based auth to 7100-Series

71(rw)->show ssh
SSH Server:
 State: Enabled
 Host key type: RSA
 Allowed Ciphers List (default):
  blowfish-cbc,cast128-cbc,(email address removed by admin)
 Allowed MACs List (default):,,,,,hmac-sha1,hmac-md5,hmac-ripemd160,,hmac-sha1-96,hmac-md5-96
 Allowed Authentication Methods:
  password: disabled
  pubkey:   enabled
 PKI Trusted CA List:
 PKI Authorized Cert List:
 Authorized User Public Keys:
  Username         Type Bits Public Key
  ---------------- ---- ---- ---------------------------------------------------
  rw               RSA  2048 x

SSH Client:
 Client alive interval: 30
 Client alive count: 5

Connection to closed.
root@nms:~$ ssh rw@
Pubkey AUTHENTICATION succeeded, please enter rw's Password for AUTHORIZATION.

B O N D E D   7 1 0 0 - S E R I E S
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San Jose, CA 95134
Phone:  +1 408 579-2800

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Chassis Firmware Revision:

NB. Please fix usage of the "pre" button for multi-line input.
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Posted 2 years ago

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I've fixed the formatting in your post, I know it's quirky.  It works well if you click the <pre> button before pasting in your text.  Rather than unselecting the button when done, just click elsewhere to move your cursor out of the <pre> area.
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Oups, id_rsa is the default private key file used by ssh. Mea culpa.
However this still does not solve my problem:

root@nms:~/.ssh$ ssh rw@ show conf
Write failed: Broken pipe

How to run commands "unattended"? (Without using expect!)
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I did not find a way w/o expect for the S-Series EOS (used on the 7100 as well), see :-(