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Old 02-21-2005, 10:56 AM   #1
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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 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!

Last edited by Baix; 02-21-2005 at 10:58 AM.
Old 02-21-2005, 11:00 AM   #2
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Looks like you are looking for help on cracking As I know it, that's not welcome here...
Old 02-21-2005, 11:05 AM   #3
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Nevermind guys I figured it out 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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