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Long-time algorithmic C++ software engineer, with goodly Python experience and a recent strong interest in Scala. I started coding, like many on this site, at the age of eleven and have been at it ever since - and professionally for the last 16 years.

With a background in compiler development and electronic design, but most recently working in the field of machine learning, I like to dabble in a variety of languages on platforms ranging from 8-bit embedded systems up to large server farms processing terabytes of data.

I'm currently working for Navetas in the UK, developing machine-learning algorithms to help consumers measure and manage their energy use.


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comment Generate samba password hash programatically
A good and thorough reply. Thanks. As a result of your caveats, I think we may revisit ldap/kerberos as an alternative, more secure authentication/authorization system.
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comment Generate samba password hash programatically
Mmm.I knew the samba password hashing was weak. Didn't know it was quite that bad. Nonetheless, I think it is appreciably better for us to have the hashes rather than the plaintext.
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comment Generate samba password hash programatically
I could do it via smbpasswd, but then we would need to have the passwords in plaintext in the puppet repo. Which is somewhat undesirable.
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answered How to transfer my SSH keys to another machine?