login password

login password

Post by DewTheNe » Sun, 13 Oct 2002 09:40:19



I set up a bsd machine a while ago and just left it, didn't touch it for a
long time.  I tried to start it up today and realized that I forgot the root
password.  Is there a way to reset the password or find out what it is.

Thanks in advance for your help.

 
 
 

login password

Post by BluFis » Sun, 13 Oct 2002 12:21:20



> I set up a bsd machine a while ago and just left it, didn't touch it for a
> long time.  I tried to start it up today and realized that I forgot the root
> password.  Is there a way to reset the password or find out what it is.

> Thanks in advance for your help.

Try booting into single user mode... I'm sure how to do this with BSD as
I'm new to it. But I know that it can be done. From there, you should be
able to change root password. Check out the BSD Handbook for other hints.
Sorry I couldn't be of more help!

 
 
 

login password

Post by Leon Da » Wed, 16 Oct 2002 13:05:27




> > I set up a bsd machine a while ago and just left it, didn't touch it for a
> > long time.  I tried to start it up today and realized that I forgot the root
> > password.  Is there a way to reset the password or find out what it is.

> > Thanks in advance for your help.

> Try booting into single user mode... I'm sure how to do this with BSD as
> I'm new to it. But I know that it can be done. From there, you should be
> able to change root password. Check out the BSD Handbook for other hints.
> Sorry I couldn't be of more help!

If you boot with the loader or boot2, you can specify the -s switch to
boot the kernel into single user mode, ie interrupt the loader during
boot, then type boot kernel -s.
 
 
 

login password

Post by Rich Wink » Wed, 23 Oct 2002 04:33:45



> If you boot with the loader or boot2, you can specify the -s switch to
> boot the kernel into single user mode, ie interrupt the loader during
> boot, then type boot kernel -s.

This will only work if the console line in /etc/ttys is set to "secure".
Otherwise you'll have to boot from a freebsd CD, mount the hard disk and
edit either /etc/ttys or /etc/master.passwd

Rich

 
 
 

1. Distributed login/password attack?

Hello,

My website is running apache 1.3 on redhat 6.2 and
has simple .htaccess/.htpasswd logins.  It is
sustaining regular automated login/password
attacks.  The majority of these originate from
a single IP for the entire attack.

A more sophisticated attack is now occuring.
Please note the attached snip out of the
error_log.  Rather than this occuring from a
single IP it appears to be coming from a few
dozen simultaneously.  I would like to understand
what this means.

1.  Is is possible that these are spoofed IPs
that are all originating from a single source
but appear to be coming from many?

1a. If so what tools can I use in linux to find
the actual source?  If my linux box is sending it
out I should be able to see where it really is
going.  Whoever is sending this out is getting
the info back or it would be stupid to do.

2. If it is not #1 then this is a distributed
attack?

Thanks,

DaveB

---

[Thu Jan 11 00:15:54 2001] [error] [client
165.76.84.51] user  not found: /
[Thu Jan 11 00:44:19 2001] [error] [client
12.2.168.51] user waynesa not found:/
[Thu Jan 11 00:44:19 2001] [error] [client
12.27.108.7] user 12345678 not found:/
[Thu Jan 11 00:44:19 2001] [error] [client
12.27.108.7] user keithe not found: /
[Thu Jan 11 00:44:19 2001] [error] [client
12.3.195.140] user teogarp not found:/
[Thu Jan 11 00:44:19 2001] [error] [client
12.29.36.100] user poland not found:/
[Thu Jan 11 00:44:20 2001] [error] [client
12.127.138.190] user BJPratt not found: /
[Thu Jan 11 00:44:20 2001] [error] [client
194.109.206.226] user lonpaul not found: /
[Thu Jan 11 00:44:20 2001] [error] [client
12.5.17.78] user call not found: /
[Thu Jan 11 00:44:20 2001] [error] [client
194.109.122.212] user taevian not found: /
[Thu Jan 11 00:44:20 2001] [error] [client
12.127.230.102] user quixote not found: /
[Thu Jan 11 00:44:20 2001] [error] [client
194.162.189.188] user locomotive notfound: /
[Thu Jan 11 00:44:20 2001] [error] [client
194.109.229.152] user peepert not found: /

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