Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 16:50:59 -0400 From: bofh <goodb0fh@...il.com> To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: 15 characters On Wed, May 28, 2008 at 4:31 PM, Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> wrote: > As you probably know, most root compromises occur by means other than > cracking a root password. > Yes. At this point, this is more of a "I want to see it" than anything else. It does not matter one bit to me because if I want root, I can give myself root, since I run the provisioning system :) :) > > How does JtR deal with two simultaneous sessions? > > Please refer to the FAQ: > Thank you very much. I'm so embarrassed to admit that I actually did read it, but apparently it slipped my mind when I asked. > > Also, you've never mentioned the hash type you're dealing with, although > > > it is very relevant and might affect my advice. > > > > Whatever is the standard/default on aix 5.2. > > I don't know about 5.2 specifically, but I'd expect to see "bigcrypt" > there, which means that passwords longer than 8 characters are not > supported for real (rather, they're split in 8-character halves, which > JtR cracks separately - so there's no reason to have JtR try candidate > passwords of longer than 8 characters). What does the "Loaded ..." line > say? How many characters are there in encodings for your target hashes? > Loaded 347 password hashes with 176 different salts (Traditional DES [128/128 BS SSE2]) Doesn't look like it's split into 8-character halves? So, go make one to run from 9-12 characters then :) Thanks again! -- http://www.glumbert.com/media/shift http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGvHNNOLnCk "This officer's men seem to follow him merely out of idle curiosity." -- Sandhurst officer cadet evaluation. "Securing an environment of Windows platforms from abuse - external or internal - is akin to trying to install sprinklers in a fireworks factory where smoking on the job is permitted." -- Gene Spafford learn french: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1G-3laJJP0&feature=related
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