Being Erica – Season 2 out now!

Being Erica, season 2 title screen

"Being Erica" season 2 episode 1 is out now! You can get it at:

I have had a quick flick through it and it looks really interesting, I can’t wait until I sit down and watch it properly!

The episode’s synopsis is at:


Generating /etc/shadow passwords

If you want to generate shadow passwords (e.g. to be used in "useradd -p"):

openssl passwd -1 -salt 'sUktuv56' 'somePa55w0rd'
# This will give you '$1$sUktuv56$lbUdWixmJBKNsi4r2XEN91'

For more information on the openssl parameters, see "openssl passwd –help".

Oh, and in case you need to decode a shadow password entry, here’s how:

 ^ ^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 | |        |- The password hash
 | |- Salt
 |- Hash type - in this case, it's md5