Charles Curley charlescurley at
Fri Dec 9 01:56:57 UTC 2005

On Fri, Dec 09, 2005 at 01:32:59AM +0000, Andy Pieters wrote:
> Hi list
> We got this toshiba server and at first couldn't get it working.
> After removing the second drive (which is faulty), the server boots up.
> Now we can connect to it but there is a big problem!
> In the manual it says that there are three default accounts: root, telnetuser, 
> and applianceadmin, all with password toshiba.
> I just tried all three of them and those are no longer the passwords!  The 
> previous owner must have changed them.
> I realize this is a bit delicate, but does anyone know of a tool that can 
> generate brute force passwords to try over ssh?
> Alternatively, what other options are there?  The harddrives are of a very 
> tiny model and a ide cable doesn't fit on it.  The server is headless, and 
> you can't connect a keyboard to it.

If Knoppix doesn't work, try tomsrtbt. It's a floppy distribution.

Otherwise, take the whole kazoo to a laptop specialist. They may have
adaptor cables that wil let you mount the hard drive on a
desktop. Then boot to Knoppix.


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