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Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2016 19:22:23 -0600
From: "geo.inbox.ignored" <>
Subject: Re: Need a little help cracking one password

On 12/10/2016 11:43 PM, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> I wish to crack a root password from one of my servers.  For practical 
> reasons, I cannot reboot the system in single user mode and change the 
> password.  I have done this times past for other servers.

one does not always need JtR for password problems.

you do not mention what distrib you are using, so i pass
along what will work with centos 6.8

]$ sudo sh
[sudo] password for geo:
sh-4.1# passwd
Changing password for user root.
New password:
Retype new password:
passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully.
sh-4.1# exit

if you did not create a 'user' account for server, then your
problem is one that you brought on yourself for not having
done so.

a rule to _remember_, if you create a system, *always* create
a 'user' for system so that you do not have to run as 'root',
except when running at level 1.


much luck.


The important thing is not to stop questioning.
  - Albert Einstein

peace out.

CentOS GNU/Linux 6.8



Tired of having your microsoft os hacked?
Change to Linux os, used by microsoft hackers.
If Bill Gates got a dime for every time Windows crashes...
 ...oh, wait. He does. THAT explains it!
in a world with out fences, who needs gates.

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