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Date: Mon, 1 Feb 2016 19:56:50 -0500
From: Kevin Geil <>
Subject: Re: Unshadow only finds 1 of 3 hashes

Thanks Magnum!  That was the issue, as far as I can see.  I couldn't get
unshadow to do its magic, but I "unshadowed" my 3 hashes manually, and john
loaded the 3 hashes, cracking the first one in less than a second.

Thanks again,


On Mon, Feb 1, 2016 at 3:29 PM, magnum <> wrote:

> On 2016-02-01 13:55, Kevin Geil wrote:
>> Hi, I have  a passwd file, and a shadow file, and when I run "unshadow",
>> it
>> only loads 1 out of 3 hashes.  I have tried this in both the standard
>> release, and the -Jumbo version.  If  I  copy/paste the hash only into a
>> file, john does start to run, but I would like to use unshadow so that
>> John
>> properly tests using GECOS information, and so that I know it has loaded
>> the proper hashes.  Can anyone point me in the right direction?
> (...)
>> gdm:x:42:42::/var/lib/gdm:/sbin/nologin mike:x:0:500:Mike "Anonymous"
>> Tester:/home/mike:/bin/bash freddy:x:501:501:Freddy
>> Tester:/home/freddy:/bin/bas
> The last few lines of your passwd file as above look thrashed: There
> should be linefeeds instead of the spaces before "mike" and "freddy", like
> this:
> (...)
> gdm:x:42:42::/var/lib/gdm:/sbin/nologin
> mike:x:0:500:Mike "Anonymous" Tester:/home/mike:/bin/bash
> freddy:x:501:501:Freddy Tester:/home/freddy:/bin/bash
> Not sure if this is your entire issue or if it just ended up like that
> here due to some mail transport issue.
> magnum

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