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Offline EJ

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Lost Advanced Guestbook password - How to retrieve it
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2004, 10:59:03 AM »
I added some Miraenda...exactly how to get there from cpanel
I love the new LPF theme

Offline MishaPappa

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Lost Advanced Guestbook password - How to retrieve it
« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2004, 05:03:23 PM »
Glad to see that everything worked out for ya EJ... another feather for Miraenda.

FYI - I figured out why the MD5() encrypted value for "password" didn't work -- the script uses the MySQL internal PASSWORD() function for encrypting instead... sorry about that wild goose chase... sometimes ya just gotta guess when no other information is available!!  

It seemed a reasonable direction at the time...

One should also note that the methods (1 & 2) represented are not so much password retreivals as they are password resets to known values...  there really isn't a way to retreive or decrypt (easily anyway) a forgotten password stored by the PASSWORD() function.

Anyone using this Advanced Guestbook and having installed it from cPanel automagically would benefit by visiting the script author's site and forum... especially if problems or questions arise...

of course... that's a good strategy for anything a webmaster installs on their site if they want it to work and have some self-sufficiency, eh?
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Offline EJ

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Lost Advanced Guestbook password - How to retrieve it
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2004, 07:56:15 PM »
Misha I want to thank you also, it wasn't a goose chase at all.

Miraenda got me to the place to find the info I needed to put in the place that you got me to, where the info needed to be put. :o

Yes this is a reset, although the password WAS there who could tell what it was, I don't read encryption lol


Thanks!
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Lost Advanced Guestbook password - How to retrieve it
« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2004, 08:06:31 PM »
After trying to change the password with the 2 different MD5 ones, I determined that it couldn't be MD5 (for one thing it was shorter from what I could see), so I just went ahead to look at the guestbook maker's site to see if they had a forum.  I'm pretty good at finding stuff in a forum (due to being in this one so often ;) ) that I found it pretty quickly.  It isn't a feather I don't think.  You helped a lot MishaPappa.  I already had the guestbook installed on my account so it was easy for me to do the changes right away to see what was and wasn't working.

Great job both of you.  :thumb:

 

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