Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2010 02:37:38 +0300 From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: auditing passwords of remote Linux servers I've just revised the wiki page adding a section entitled "Setting up proactive password strength checking": http://openwall.info/wiki/john/tutorials/remote-linux#Setting-up-proactive-password-strength-checking On Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 09:50:22PM +0100, Lee Hambley wrote: > Also interesting that I've never had a successful run of John (I'm a Mac > user, and I did compile from source, and I suck at C) There's every chance I > was doing it wrong, attempting incremental mode on my own shadow password > file (naturally I took steps to ensure all was in the proper format.) > Everything written on the list, and on the wiki helps. I should really try > again to approach the crack! Please do try again and please post a specific problem report if you run into any issues again (send the message to the mailing list address anew, not as a "reply" to any other message, such that you start a new thread in the list archives). > I think I asked previously, but something about identifying different types > of hash would have been really useful. Although, I understand such things > aren't possible. You did ask this before, and RB's reply was: http://www.openwall.com/lists/john-users/2009/09/01/8 Also, I had suggested that a wiki page with sample hashes be created: http://www.openwall.com/lists/john-users/2009/02/15/4 but no one did that so far... > As one open-source guy to another, you're doing a great job on the community > - it's great to see such a thorough presence on the mailing list. Thank you for the encouragement. Alexander
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