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finding password for oracle tool bbed

William Pribble
Frequent Advisor

finding password for oracle tool bbed

Hello

does anyone know how to find the password for the oracle tool bbed? I have tried "strings -a bbed" but do not know where to look in the output.

Thanks for all your help
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Kari Pannila
Frequent Advisor

Re: finding password for oracle tool bbed


bbed is a tool only for Oracle Support personel.

Kari
Kari Pannila
Nicolas Dumeige
Esteemed Contributor

Re: finding password for oracle tool bbed

Just out of curiosity :
what does bbed do ?
How to get it ?
All different, all Unix
Robert-Jan Goossens
Honored Contributor

Re: finding password for oracle tool bbed

Hi,

BBED (Block Browser/Editor)
----------------------------
1. Getting access to BBED:

BBED is shipped with Oracle8 releases, and with some Oracle7.3 releases.

On UNIX the tool needs to be built using a command of the form:

cd $ORACLE_HOME/rdbms/lib
make -f ins_rdbms.mk $ORACLE_HOME/rdbms/lib/bbed

OR to build in the bn directory:

make -f ins_rdbms.mk BBED=$ORACLE_HOME/bin/bbed $ORACLE_HOME/bin/bbed

On Windows NT a BBED.EXE is shipped as an executable and so is password
protected. This password protection is present on Unix from 8.1.6 onwards.

http://www.fors.com/velpuri2/Oracle%20block%20structure/BBED

Regards,
Robert-Jan
William Pribble
Frequent Advisor

Re: finding password for oracle tool bbed

I am asking for our DBA who attended a course given by Steve Adams who stated that Oracle imbeds the password into the bbed binary and you can view the password with a strings command, only we do not know where within the strings output is the password. bbed allow you to see the headers of the oracle blocks from my understanding.

Thanks
Nicolas Dumeige
Esteemed Contributor

Re: finding password for oracle tool bbed

Robert-Jan

Thank you for the time you took explaining this.
All different, all Unix