Standard Break Key Sequence Combinations During Password Recovery

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Software Platform Operating System Try This
Hyperterminal IBM Compatible Windows XP Ctrl-Break
Hyperterminal IBM Compatible Windows 2000 Ctrl-Break
Hyperterminal IBM Compatible Windows 98 Ctrl-Break
Hyperterminal (version 595160) IBM Compatible Windows 95 Ctrl-F6-Break
Kermit SUN Workstation UNIX Ctrl-\l
Kermit SUN Workstation UNIX Ctrl-\b
MicroPhone Pro IBM Compatible Windows Ctrl-Break
Minicom IBM Compatible Linux Ctrl-a f
ProComm Plus IBM Compatible DOS or Windows Alt-b
SecureCRT IBM Compatible Windows Ctrl-Break
Telix IBM Compatible DOS Ctrl-End
Telnet N/A N/A Ctrl-], then type send brk
Telnet to Cisco IBM Compatible N/A Ctrl-]
Teraterm IBM Compatible Windows Alt-b
Terminal IBM Compatible Windows Break
Terminal IBM Compatible Windows Ctrl-Break
Tip SUN Workstation UNIX Ctrl-], then Break or Ctrl-c
Tip SUN Workstation UNIX ~#
VT 100 Emulation Data General N/A F16
Windows NT IBM Compatible Windows Break-F5
Windows NT IBM Compatible Windows Shift-F5
Windows NT IBM Compatible Windows Shift-6 Shift-4 Shift-b (^$B)
Z-TERMINAL Mac Apple Command-b
N/A Break-Out Box N/A Connect pin 2 (X-mit) to +V for half a second
N/A Cisco to aux port N/A Control-Shft-6, then b
N/A IBM Compatible N/A Ctrl-Break
Xfce-Terminal Opengear Console Server over SSH Linux ~~b
Xfce-Terminal Opengear Console Server over SSH Linux ~~~~b


(Caution: On some systems, you have to hit the ~ key twice to get one character, so in fact you would have to type ~~~~b to actually get ~~b. Try first in an unused terminal!)