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Baix 02-21-2005 10:56 AM

John the Ripper
Hey all,
Just for kicks I downloaded John the Ripper to see 1. One, if any of my passwords could be cracked with it and 2. To see how and if the thing even works. I can't for the life of me figure out how to use it properly. I made a copy of my /etc/passwd just to make it easier:


bash-2.05b# run/john passwd
Loaded 0 passwords, exiting...

Now I'm not sure if that means it just plain didn't work or if it didn't find any passwords...which probably isn't the case as I set up a test with 'dog' as its password :D I read something about the passwd file being shadowed with a one way I need to unshadow it and how? If thats the case, is there any way for John to work without unshadowing it? Or which i just realized, the passwd file have nothing to do with what I'm trying to do? lol

Thanks all!

marghorp 02-21-2005 11:00 AM

Looks like you are looking for help on cracking :) As I know it, that's not welcome here...

Baix 02-21-2005 11:05 AM

Nevermind guys I figured it out :D looks like it was the /etc/shadow I was looking for lol

Loaded 3 passwords with 3 different salts (FreeBSD MD5 [32/32])
dog              (tester1)

And it doesn't look like its gonna get my real passwords any time soon!

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