How to convert putty ppk file to pem file

Basically when you working on windows, you most likely use putty to connect to the server. Putty generates the ppk file as the private key.

But the ppk file cannot be using to connect classic linux server or ec2 in AWS. You need to convert this ppk file to pem first in order to use it.

for ubuntu:

$ sudo apt install putty-tools

for centos and other linux:

$ sudo yum install putty

Start converting the ppk to pem

$ puttygen key.ppk -O private-openssh -o key.pem

And you might want to set the permission

$ chmod 600 key.pem

Now the key.pem is ready to use.

Setup read and write samba share in vagrant centos

Tested on vagrant centos 6.9
In your vagrant machine:

$ sudo yum install samba samba-common samba-client

Setup samba config, place this config at the bottom of the file:

$ sudo vim /etc/samba/smb.conf
browseable = yes
path = /srv/foobar
guest ok = yes
public = yes
read only = no
create mask = 0644
directory mask = 0755
force user = foobar
valid users = foobar
writable = yes
$ sudo /etc/init.d/smb restart

Setup your samba user password, this password will be used for mount the directory from your local machine:

$ sudo smbpasswd -a foobar

In your local machine:

Mount the foobar project directory, enter your samba password here:

$ sudo mount -t cifs -o username=foobar,uid=1003,gid=1003 // /tmp/foobar

Explanations command line above:

1003 is the user local id, you can check it by type:

$ id
uid=1003(mylocaluser) gid=1003(mylocaluser) is the vagrant ip address

tmp/foobar is a mounted folder from original directory in vagrant