The password for the next level is stored in a file called readme located in the home directory. Use this password to log into bandit1 using SSH. Whenever you find a password for a level, use SSH (on port 2220) to log into that level and continue the game.
Commands you may need to solve this level
ls, cd, cat, file, du, find
Password for the next level
Presumably you’re still logged into
email@example.com from the last level, but in case you’re not:
$ ssh -p 2220 firstname.lastname@example.org This is a OverTheWire game server. More information on http://www.overthewire.org/wargames email@example.com's password: bandit0
You’re now in
bandit0’s home directory, which is basically a folder which belongs to
bandit0 and contains all of their files. You’ll find any given user’s home directory at
If you look in
/home/, you’ll probably find the home directories of all of the other users on the computer.
But the file you need is in
bandit0’s home directory. You can use the
ls command to see what files exist in your ‘working directory’—that is, the directory you’re currently in.
$ ls readme
There’s that file, just like they said. Now you need a way to read it. The
cat command (short for ‘concatenate’) has plenty of uses (find more here) but right now we’re just going to use it to output the
readme file to the terminal.
$ cat readme boJ9jbbUNNfktd78OOpsqOltutMc3MY1