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Date: Thu, 9 May 2013 13:48:39 -0400
From: Rich Rumble <richrumble@...il.com>
To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: --fork under Cygwin

On Thu, May 9, 2013 at 11:32 AM, Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> wrote:

> OK, for your further testing please use only the older cygwin1.dll from
> JtR distribution.

Will do.

> > Solar provided me with 2 tar balls to compile, one with fork the other
> > without
>
> Actually, the newer version simply has --fork disabled on Cygwin by
> default, but you may trivially re-enable it in os.h - I thought you would.
>
Which line(s), I'll add it to the "test bed" .

>
> > (both severely limited formats to choose from).
>
> You're spoiled by jumbo. ;-)
>
I know, I love it!

>
> > Start john fork=3 (or anything greater than 2)
> > crack some passes, nothing in the pot even after 5 minutes and plenty of
> > cracks.
>
> 5 minutes is definitely not enough (need 10 minutes or more, given
> default "Save = ..." setting), and "plenty" is not specific.  For your
> testing, please set "Save = 10" in john.conf - then you'll expect pot
> and log file updates every 10 seconds.  (By default it's every 10
> minutes.)
>
Change made.
-rich

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