Where to find PPPoE Password?



  • Hi all,

    I have my external interface configured with PPPoe (Germany: Deutsche Telekom DSL). So I entered credentials.

    I am upgrading to a 100Mbit line and I need to enter these credentials in the new router. I have no clue where I put the sheet of paper with the credentails.

    So is there any chance to read the password (username ist seen)? I don't mind using ssh but where to look for?

    Thanks!

    Greetings



  • I have no clue where I put the sheet of paper with the credentails

    Than better you will call the German Telekom support line and they will send you
    this credentials via postal letter to you within 2 till 3 days.



  • Hi all,

    well, the suggestions have not been what I was asking for.

    Anyways, despite of the pfSense doc telling the passwords are stored in cleartext for PPPoE they are not. I found the config.xml file, but there was only a password hash! So how does authentication for PPPoE work if the password is stored as hash? Docs are obviously outdated: https://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Why_are_some_passwords_stored_in_plaintext_in_config.xml

    But I found a different way to get it:
    http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/reveal-hidden-passwords-in-browsers/

    Works pretty smart!

    Greetings

    /KNEBB


  • Banned

    @knebb:

    Anyways, despite of the pfSense doc telling the passwords are stored in cleartext for PPPoE they are not. I found the config.xml file, but there was only a password hash! So how does authentication for PPPoE work if the password is stored as hash?

    It's not a hash. It's base64-encoded because the config.xml will make kaboom when you put some special chars there.

    https://www.base64decode.org/


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