Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2016 19:22:23 -0600 From: "geo.inbox.ignored" <geo.inbox.ignored@...il.com> To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com 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. hth. much luck. -- The important thing is not to stop questioning. - Albert Einstein peace out. CentOS GNU/Linux 6.8 tc,hago. g . =+= 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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