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Date: Sat, 19 Nov 2011 12:49:43 -0500
From: Philippe Ouellet <>
To: "" <>
Subject: Re: Cloud instances and Cisco 7

Thank you very much. I will look into it more. I did get the configuration of my router, it was the ?: before that was worrying me. I will check acl's. Thanks

On 2011-11-19, at 12:43 PM, Solar Designer <> wrote:

> On Sat, Nov 19, 2011 at 12:19:14PM -0500, Philippe Ouellet wrote:
>> Sorry my mistake.. I said type type 7 and I meant type 5.
> So you are asking two questions:
> 1. Why your "type 5" password cracked with John does not let you
> actually ssh in to the device.
> 2. How to crack those "type 5" hashes faster, with a "cloud".
> Right?
> We can't really answer #1.  We can only guess.  My guess is that your
> copy of the config file might not match the config actually on the
> device or/and that the device might have other access control mechanisms
> configured.  An incorrectly cracked password is not likely (would be a
> bug in John, and there's no known bug like that).
> As to #2, you need to provide more detail on the equipment or whatever
> else you'd like to use.  That said, latest -jumbo includes OpenMP
> parallelization for these hashes, which you may make use of.  This gives
> me 215k c/s on an 8-core (dual Xeon E5420 2.5 GHz).  These hashes are
> also supported with CUDA and OpenCL patches on the wiki:
> Alexander

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