I have nothing to reinstall from. And where's the fun in that?

On Apr 12, 2012 9:32 AM, "Jim Oberholtzer" <midrangel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Hopefully there is another user profile on the system with *ALLOBJ and
*SECADM special authority that you can use to reset the i5/OS QSECOFR
password. Otherwise, it's backup, initialize, load LIC from PID,
restore the balance of the system, aka: Bad news.

Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects

On 4/12/2012 8:42 AM, Jerry C. Adams wrote:
I'm guessing that the QSECOFR password wasn't included either when he
the machine. A company that I worked for years ago had the same
problem: No
QSECOFR password. But we booted the system into DST and used either the
22222222 or 11111111 profile to change the password for QSECOFR. That
if I remember correctly, a V3 something machine.

Jerry C. Adams
IBM i Programmer/Analyst
Sir, you have tasted two whole worms; you have hissed all my mystery
lectures and been caught fighting a liar in the quad, you will leave
by the next town drain. - Rev. William Spooner
A&K Wholesale
Murfreesboro, TN

-----Original Message-----
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jim Oberholtzer
Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2012 8:18 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: Load source on old 9406-720

Your chances of finding the DST password are about the same as that of a
snowball inside a blast furnace, not gonna happen.

Use Larry's suggestion and from the console, signed on as QSECOFR, issue

Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects

On 4/12/2012 7:31 AM, Roberto José Etcheverry Romero wrote:
If you have 22222222 access you could SEE which disk is the
loadsource, just go to the rackconfig and it will be marked with *
> From there, take the serial number and just take each disk.
To aid in your hacking, stop all parity protection (one less
And good luck i doubt the users/pass are stored in plaintext.
You could also dump an op21 and look at the lic code part...

Keep us posted, i'm curious about this.

best regards,


On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 8:12 AM, DrFranken<midrange@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Well I can tell you it's the top cage, left disk unit, ALMOST
> It's possible that it's the 2nd disk from the left.
> Now on this quest to find the DST Password with a disk
> editor...... Yeah good luck with that.
> I believe they are encrypted, and worse in EBCDIC so
noodling for
> recognizable stuff will be hard.
> Why don't you run CHGDSTPWD and reset the QSECOFR DST
profile that
> - Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis
> On 4/12/2012 6:44 AM, Jim Donoghue wrote:
>> I have this old 9406-720. It has five drives in the cage
on the
>> top left side (below the control panel), and two in the
>> below it. How do I find out which is the load source? I
can only
access DST with the '22222222'
>> user ID. I need to find the load source device so I can
>> into it with a disk editor and hopefully find where the
passwords are stored.
>> Thanks,
>> Jim
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