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    Default John the Ripper (aka lost password :-P)

    Hi,

    I've lost my root password in openSUSE 10.3. I know it's simple to reset it from a liveCD, but if at all possible I'd like to recover it instead. I use fairly strong passwords with uppercase, lowercase, numbers, etc., so plain brute force isn't an option, especially on the old Celeron 2.8 GHz in question.

    So here's the thing: I remember the first 5 and last 6 characters. Using John the Ripper (or a something else if you know of a better one), how would I go about creating a rule to guess a few characters in the middle? Is that even possible? Thanks in advance.
    "'Tis He who saveth me, and freely pardon gives;
    I love because He loveth me, I live because He lives."

    http://javert03.blogspot.com/

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    Default Re: John the Ripper (aka lost password :-P)

    if you get tired of trying to find the missing bits, try:
    http://wiki.suselinuxsupport.de/wikk...strootpassword

    caveat: i've not used those directions, but i guess they will work..

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    DenverD (Linux Counter 282315)
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    Default Re: John the Ripper (aka lost password :-P)

    Thanks for the suggestion, DenverD. I actually just found my password a roundabout way, so the immediate crisis is averted. But I'd really like to learn John anyway. Does anyone know of a good tutorial explaining John's wordlist rules in depth? (For instance, how to take just one word and operate on just the middle section multiple times.) Thanks.
    "'Tis He who saveth me, and freely pardon gives;
    I love because He loveth me, I live because He lives."

    http://javert03.blogspot.com/

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