no root pwd & help with scheduled scripts

Hi,

A customer of mine has qnx running on some of their servers.
Unfortunately, the person that set them up is no longer around, and they
have asked me to look at the servers to document any scheduled scripts
or applications. I need some help with getting into the box without
having any username/pwd info, and with determining what scripts or
programs are or have been scheduled to run. Can you help??

Thanks!!!

“Kenneth S. Wexel” <kwexel@teksell.com> wrote in message
news:3C6C071D.53E51CB7@yahoo.com

Hi,

A customer of mine has qnx running on some of their servers.
Unfortunately, the person that set them up is no longer around, and they
have asked me to look at the servers to document any scheduled scripts
or applications. I need some help with getting into the box without
having any username/pwd info,

Sounds like a job for a hacker.

The trick is to boot from a floppy (which by default doesn’t have any
password) and then remove the ‘x’ from the /etc/passwd root definition
located on the HD, then reboot from there (that will remove the root
password)

and with determining what scripts or
programs are or have been scheduled to run. Can you help??

There are LOTS of ways to do that. The most common method
is via cron. Type crontabs (check option by doing use crontabs)
or check the config file located in /usr/spool/cron/crontabs/root/*.
(from memory)

Thanks!!!

Mario,

Thanks for the info - how would I go about creating this boot disk??

Mario Charest wrote:

“Kenneth S. Wexel” <> kwexel@teksell.com> > wrote in message
news:> 3C6C071D.53E51CB7@yahoo.com> …
Hi,

A customer of mine has qnx running on some of their servers.
Unfortunately, the person that set them up is no longer around, and they
have asked me to look at the servers to document any scheduled scripts
or applications. I need some help with getting into the box without
having any username/pwd info,

Sounds like a job for a hacker.

The trick is to boot from a floppy (which by default doesn’t have any
password) and then remove the ‘x’ from the /etc/passwd root definition
located on the HD, then reboot from there (that will remove the root
password)

and with determining what scripts or
programs are or have been scheduled to run. Can you help??

There are LOTS of ways to do that. The most common method
is via cron. Type crontabs (check option by doing use crontabs)
or check the config file located in /usr/spool/cron/crontabs/root/*.
(from memory)


Thanks!!!

Mario,

Thanks for the info - how would I go about creating this boot disk??

Mario Charest wrote:

“Kenneth S. Wexel” <> kwexel@teksell.com> > wrote in message
news:> 3C6C071D.53E51CB7@yahoo.com> …
Hi,

A customer of mine has qnx running on some of their servers.
Unfortunately, the person that set them up is no longer around, and they
have asked me to look at the servers to document any scheduled scripts
or applications. I need some help with getting into the box without
having any username/pwd info,

Sounds like a job for a hacker.

The trick is to boot from a floppy (which by default doesn’t have any
password) and then remove the ‘x’ from the /etc/passwd root definition
located on the HD, then reboot from there (that will remove the root
password)

and with determining what scripts or
programs are or have been scheduled to run. Can you help??

There are LOTS of ways to do that. The most common method
is via cron. Type crontabs (check option by doing use crontabs)
or check the config file located in /usr/spool/cron/crontabs/root/*.
(from memory)


Thanks!!!