This is going to be the first post about my setup of a Raspberry Pi Kubernetes Cluster. I saw a post by Hart Hoover and it finally motivated me to purchase his “grocery list” and do this finally. I’ve been using Minikube for local Kubernetes testing but it doesn’t give you multi-host testing abilities. I’ve also been wanting to get deeper into my Raspberry Pi knowledge. Lots of learning and winning.

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I started seeing this error recently and had brain farted on why.

Received disconnect from Too many authentication failures for hostname

After a bit of googling it came back to me. This is because I’ve loaded too many keys into my ssh-agent locally (ssh-add). Why did you do that? Well, because it is easier than specifying the IdentityFile on the cli when trying to connect. But there is a threshhold. This is set by the ssh host by the MaxAuthTries setting in /etc/ssh/sshd_config. The default is 6.

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I’m blogging this because I keep forgetting how to do it. Yeah, yeah, I can google it. I run this blog so I know it is always available…..anywho.

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When I’m trying to “dockerize” an applciation I usually have to work through some wonkiness.

To diagnose a container that has errored out, I, obviously, look at the logs via docker logs -f [container_name]. That is sometimes helpful. It will, at minimum tell me where I need to focus on the new container I’m going to create.

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This bit me in the rear end again today. Had to reinstall mysql-server-5.7 for other reasons.

You just installed mysql-server locally for your development environment on a recent version of Ubuntu (I have 17.10 artful installed). You did it with a blank password for root user. You type mysql -u root and you see Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost'.


Issue: Because you chose to not have a password for the root user, the auth_plugin for my MySQL defaulted to auth_socket. That means if you type sudo mysql -u root you will get in. If you don’t, then this is NOT the fix for you.

Solution: Change the auth_plugin to mysql_native_password so that you can use the root user in the database.

$ sudo mysql -u root

mysql> USE mysql;
mysql> UPDATE user SET plugin='mysql_native_password' WHERE User='root';
mysql> exit;

$ sudo systemctl restart mysql
$ sudo systemctl status mysql

NB ALWAYS set a password for mysql-server in staging/production.