[TUHS] Recovered /etc/passwd files

Arthur Krewat krewat at kilonet.net
Sun Oct 20 06:41:23 AEST 2019

On 10/19/2019 4:27 PM, ewe2 wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 19, 2019 at 09:45:30AM -0400, Norman Wilson wrote:
>> I'm amused (in a good way) that this thread persists, and
>> without becoming boring.
>> Speaking as someone who was Ken's sysadmin for six years,
>> I find it hard to get upset over someone cracking a password
>> hash that has been out in the open for decades, using an
>> algorithm that became pragmatically unsafe slightly fewer
>> decades ago.  It really shouldn't be in use anywhere any
>> more anyway.  Were I still Ken's sysadmin I'd have leaned
>> on him to change it long ago.
> I have a disk from one of Melbourne Uni's old Alpha servers from back in the
> 1990's and the passwd file is a who's who of staff, but I could only crack 3
> of the student's passwords. The system is interesting in other ways, it's a
> snapshot of the old oz.au network.
Contact me off list ;)

art k.

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