Springcleaning: App::Unix::RPasswd March 25, 2011Posted by claudio in Uncategorized.
Tags: App::Unix::RPasswd, cpan, Perl, UNIX
It’s spring again, so I decided to prepare programs and libraries that are generic enough for CPAN.
App::Unix::RPasswd is the first candidate. App::Unix::RPasswd (remote passwd) is an application for changing passwords on UNIX and UNIX-like servers on a simple, fast (in parallel) and secure (SSH-keys) way. A salt-based retrievable “random” password generator, tied to the supplied server names and date, is included. The generated passwords, unique for each server, can be generated and automatically applied remotely. Because the salt is secret and the correct date string is required, the password for a specific server can only be regenerated by authorized personnel.
Perl 5.10 or higher is required. All recent GNU/Linux distribution have a recent perl (>= 5.10). In case you need it on Solaris 10, you can follow this howto to build a recent Perl (the best option in my view) or get precompiled packages from SunFreeware, Blastwave or OpenCSW.
Get it from CPAN: