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Date: Sun, 30 Nov 2014 19:12:11 -0600
From: Xt Xt <>
Subject: Re: rar2john problem with old DOS rars

Is the file too sensitive to provide a copy of so we can play around with
it? If not, post a link.



On Sun, Nov 30, 2014 at 5:03 PM, Jeroen <> wrote:

> Hi,
> I found some ancient backups from the DOS era. The data is stored in a
> password protected RAR, probably RAR 2.x of maybe even 1.x. rar2john
> doesn't
> seem to understand this format:
> bofh@...t:/tmp$ /opt/JohnTheRipper/run/rar2john OLDMODS.RAR
> ! OLDMODS.RAR: Not recognising any more headers.
> Did not find a valid encrypted candidate in OLDMODS.RAR
> JtR is the latest and greatest magnumripper version. Any clues about how
> what's going on? Thanks!
> Cheers,
> Jeroen

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