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Reset SSH password on OctoPrint

1. power off the pi, remove the MicroSD card, and put that in a PC.
2. Then in the drive called "boot", create a file named "octopi-password.txt"
3. In that text file ("octopi-password.txt") you only need the password you want to set for the "pi" user, nothing else.  So it will be one word only in this file. 
4. Now take the MicroSD out of the PC, install it in the pi and boot it. 
5. You can now log in again using SSH, with username "pi" and the password you set in the file "octopi-password.txt".

 

Test STARTTLS SMTP Connection

Run the following command to connect

openssl s_client -connect {server}:{port} -starttls smtp

Then find out what authentication is supported. It should now show "AUTH LOGIN" now that you have an encrypted connection:

ehlo {domain.com}

If you see "AUTH LOGIN" in the list then do the following:

Common firewall-cmd Examples

List all zones:

 firewall-cmd --list-all-zones

List all active zones:

firewall-cmd --get-active-zone

To add a host or network to allow all connections from:

firewall-cmd --permanent --zone=trusted --add-source=10.10.10.10

Add a service to be allowed from anywhere:

firewall-cmd --permanent --add-service=smtp

When you run firewall-cmd with the "--permanent" it will not be active until the dameon is reloaded. Do the following to make them active:

firewall-cmd --reload

Checking for Bad Blocks on a Hard Drive in Linux

In Fedora, the badblocks program is part of the e2fsprogs program. You probably already have that installed. But in case you don't do the following:

yum install e2fsprogs

To just see the bad blocks the following to do a non-destructive read/write test:

badblocks -nvs /dev/sda

To generate generate a list of the bad blocks do the following:

badblocks -nv /dev/sda > badblocks.txt

Now you can mark the bad blocks found with the following:

Sharing Desktop in Fedora 18

NOTE: This is an update from my previous post on sharing the desktop or running a VNC Server. This method works great in Fedora 18.

First install the vino package:

yum install vino

Then click on Activities in the top left corner of the screen.

Next type in "vino" and click on "Desktop Sharing" under Applications or under Settings.

Next click "Allow other users to view your desktop". Make sure "Allow other users to control my desktop" is also check.

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