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    Telnet password

    A friend has bought a 2nd hand enigma2 box and when he tried to access it via telnet he's prompted for a password. He's tried all the obvious ones ie leaving it blank, password, root and dreambox but none of them are working. Is there a way to find the password? Would flashing the box remove the telnet password? This would be a last resort

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    Telnet password

    I think he'll maybe be stuck with this. A clean flash will get it back to default. See if someone else can offer any advice.


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    Cheers Andy.

    I haven't a clue how passwords work but I'm guessing it'll be stored on the box somewhere. Would it possible to access the file by using the dreamexplorer plugin and either delete or modify the file?

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    This was taken from another site

    Download Dream-Explorer from plugin feeds most images should have it in there feeds

    This will allow you to browse to etc folder and as long as you have 2 file types passwd & passwd-
    scroll down to passwd and Delete it
    next Rename passwd- to passwd and save

    Re start your box & you should be good to go as i have recovered many boxes with unknown root passwords with this procedure ( not my comments )

    I cant test it for you as im copying some movies from the HDD on my box at the mo
    But worth a try
    No guarantees though

    If you want to wait about an hour I can test it for you
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    Thanks mate I'll update with the outcome

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerinemo View Post
    This was taken from another site

    Download Dream-Explorer from plugin feeds most images should have it in there feeds

    This will allow you to browse to etc folder and as long as you have 2 file types passwd & passwd-
    scroll down to passwd and Delete it
    next Rename passwd- to passwd and save

    Re start your box & you should be good to go as i have recovered many boxes with unknown root passwords with this procedure ( not my comments )

    I cant test it for you as im copying some movies from the HDD on my box at the mo
    But worth a try
    No guarantees though

    If you want to wait about an hour I can test it for you
    What happens if a receiver doesn't have any active plugin feeds cos they are on an older image?


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    Worked a treat lads, thanks to all that replied

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    So did the password reset work ?
    or did they Reflash

    Just for future reference
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    Your method of deleting the passwd file and renaming passwd-

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    Cant take the credit
    Just seen it on another forum
    But handy to know that that method worked in this case
    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy_Hazza View Post
    What happens if a receiver doesn't have any active plugin feeds cos they are on an older image?


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    try using file explorer if you run windows ,you can access this way too

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    I did download that plugin. And deleted passwd. But i do not have passwd-

    When i have restarted it does not help me anything

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    RESETTING ROOT PASSWORD

    Password file is located here:

    /etc/passwd

    If you open the passwd file with notepad++ you have to edit the line that begins 'root'
    You can also edit this on the receiver using DreamExplorer.

    It should looks something like this:

    root:x:0:0:root:/home/root:/bin/sh

    Delete the "x" after "root:". It's important to leave the colons.
    Save and reboot the box and the password will be reset (blank, null, nothing, no password)

    root:x:0:0:root:/home/root:/bin/sh
    daemon:x:1:1:daemon:/usr/sbin:/bin/sh
    bin:x:2:2:bin:/bin:/bin/sh
    sys:x:3:3:sys:/dev:/bin/sh
    sync:x:4:65534:sync:/bin:/bin/sync
    games:x:5:60:games:/usr/games:/bin/sh
    man:x:6:12:man:/var/cache/man:/bin/sh
    lp:x:7:7:lp:/var/spool/lpd:/bin/sh
    mail:x:8:8:mail:/var/mail:/bin/sh
    news:x:9:9:news:/var/spool/news:/bin/sh
    uucp:x:10:10:uucp:/var/spool/uucp:/bin/sh
    proxy:x:13:13roxy:/bin:/bin/sh
    www-data:x:33:33:www-data:/var/www:/bin/sh
    backup:x:34:34:backup:/var/backups:/bin/sh
    list:x:38:38:Mailing List Manager:/var/list:/bin/sh
    irc:x:39:39:ircd:/var/run/ircd:/bin/sh
    gnats:x:41:41:Gnats Bug-Reporting System (admin):/var/lib/gnats:/bin/sh
    nobody:x:65534:65534:nobody:/nonexistent:/bin/sh
    avahi:x:999:999::/var/run/avahi-daemon:/bin/false
    messagebus:x:998:997::/var/lib/dbus:/bin/false
    kids:x:500:500:Linux User,,,:/media:/bin/false

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