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Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2006 06:46:01 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: Crack Windows from Linux John

On Wed, Oct 25, 2006 at 02:53:58PM -0700, wrote:
> Is it possible to crack a password on a windows machine sitting on the
> same network segment as my Linux server?

Maybe, but John the Ripper does not attack remote servers on its own.
It expects that you provide it with password hashes that you obtain by
other means.

> Our Sales guy has a laptop he can't get Admin on ...

You don't really need to crack that password.  Instead, you may boot the
laptop off a Windows password recovery CD or floppy such as this one:

and reset the password.

Alternatively, if you insist on recovering the original password, you
may refer to this tutorial (which I just found with Google):

(it does not use John the Ripper optimally, but that's not the point).

Alexander Peslyak <solar at>
GPG key ID: 5B341F15  fp: B3FB 63F4 D7A3 BCCC 6F6E  FC55 A2FC 027C 5B34 1F15 - bringing security into open computing environments

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