Convert ppk to OpenSSH keypairs

.ppk files are created by PuTTY to store a private key generated by the program. To convert keypairs, first you need to install the package putty and then: Generate the private key: puttygen id_rsa.ppk -O private-openssh -o id_rsa Generate the public key: puttygen id_rsa.ppk -O public-openssh -o id_rsa.pub

Enable SFTP on Solaris 11

Once you’ve installed an OpenSSH server, you also have an SFTP server. In Solaris, you should check if the subsystem is configured properly or not. Configuration is stored in /etc/ssh/sshd_config file: Restart the service:

Solaris basics: boot environments

Solaris 11 uses ZFS as root files system. It all started with a product called Live Upgrade, supporting alternate boot environments (ABEs), a copy of the root file system that can be used as alternate boot devices. With BEs it’s the same except you don’t need additional partitions. You use ZFS’s snapshots to capture a… Continue reading “Solaris basics: boot environments”

Solaris basics: booting process on x86 systems

On x86, the boot model relies on the BIOS. x86 systems instead of using a VTOC, use MBR. X86 counterpart to the OPB’s utility is GRUB.Solaris 11 uses a modified version of GNU GRUB 0.97. The variable bootfs locates the file system reader.kernel$ locates the kernel with additional parameter.module$ locates the boot archive. Once you… Continue reading “Solaris basics: booting process on x86 systems”