HP/UX, Passwords, and Rock 'n Roll.

From: jeff.kaneko_at_juno.com <(jeff.kaneko_at_juno.com)>
Date: Mon Sep 20 21:07:41 1999

I can't get in at all. If I had another system, I could
mount the volume and jigger the /etc/passwd file. But I

I can't even boot the kernal manually--


On Sun, 19 Sep 1999 23:50:57 -0400 (EDT) "Sean 'Captain Napalm' Conner"
<spc_at_armigeron.com> writes:
>It was thus said that the Great jeff.kaneko_at_juno.com once stated:
>> Guys:
>> I just scored a HP 9000/340 (I think), and the hard drive
>> has HP/UX loaded on it. I don't know the root password,
>> of course. Anybody know of a way to break into this, or
>> should I wipe it and start over?
> Can you log into it at all, with any account? If not, and you can't
>it on the network, then you might as well wipe the disk and start
>over. If,
>however, you can get logged in, check `/etc/passwd'. If each entry
> root:Anu2szvaCOvwg:0:0:root:/root:/bin/tcsh
>(where the `:' delimeted second field is all characters) then you have
>chance by running the file through a UNIX password cracking program.
>however, it looks like:
> root:x:0:0:root:/root:/bin/tcsh
> root:*:0:0:root:/root:/bin/tcsh
>you might as well wipe the disk and start over. That is, unless, the
>you recieved it from knows the root password (or knows someone that
>has the
>root password).
> -spc (But only wipe the disk if you have a copy of the OS to
> If not, there are still ways ... )

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