Monthly Archives: July 2012

Generating puppet password hashes

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Puppet needs user passwords in configuration files to be encrypted in the format the local system expects. For Linux and most unix-like system, that means, you have to put the sha1 sum of the password into the configuration file. There are quite a few ways to generate those password hashes, e.g. You can then take the hash string and use… Read more »

fish kioslave and “Could not enter folder” error

The kioslave fish:/ enables you to access remote files through ssh, even if sftp is not installed on the remote host. It’s much more convenient than its cousin sftp:/, e.g. because dolphin remembers file associations etc. Unfortunately, fish:/ requires perl. It copies a perl script to the remote host and executes it there. So if you run into an error… Read more »