Recovering an Ncftp password

October 15, 2007 at 02:25 PM | categories: python, linux | View Comments

A coworker today asked me for the password to an FTP account we use. I didn't have any idea what it was because I just have it stored in an ncftp bookmark. I looked in my ~/.ncftp/bookmarks file and sure enough it was in there but it was encoded.

For future reference, I just wanted to document here that the password is simply base64 encoded. So it's pretty easy to decode using a bit of python:

>>> import base64
>>> base64.decodestring("TheEncodedPassword")
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