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Date: Sun, 17 Mar 2013 18:12:28 +0100
From: magnum <john.magnum@...hmail.com>
To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: Cisco - Password type 4 - SHA256

On 17 Mar, 2013, at 18:02 , magnum <john.magnum@...hmail.com> wrote:
> On 17 Mar, 2013, at 17:26 , Dhiru Kholia <dhiru.kholia@...il.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 17, 2013 at 8:08 PM, magnum <john.magnum@...hmail.com> wrote:
>>> On 16 Mar, 2013, at 17:45 , Dhiru Kholia <dhiru.kholia@...il.com> wrote:
>>>> On Sat, Mar 16, 2013 at 9:58 PM, Frank Dittrich
>>>> <frank_dittrich@...mail.com> wrote:
>>>>> What about trying some non-ascii characters?
>>>>> You specified FMT_8_BIT, so you should verify that those characters are
>>>>> not "truncated" to 7 bits (or even converted to UTF-8).
>>>> 
>>>> Sorry. I don't understand this stuff at all.
>>> 
>>> It's no magic at all, just try a password including '©' or some other non-ASCII character. If you can crack it, we are 8-bit clean (so FMT_8_BIT should be set). I would be surprised if that's not the case.
>> 
>> I have tried to supply  '©'  in multiple ways but no luck.
>> 
>> Pasting  '©'  to a terminal connected to the router results in "B)"
>> getting pasted (I have already tried multiple terminal emulators with
>> same result).
> 
> That means your terminal strips eighth bit. '©' in UTF-8 is 0xc2 0xa9, strip bit 8 and it becomes 0x42 0x29 == "B)". I would think a router console can support 8-bit but I'm not sure, and maybe something need to be configured.

The command for enabling 8-bit on the console might be 'terminal international'.

magnum

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