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Date: Fri, 05 Jun 2015 09:21:41 +0200
From: Frank Dittrich <frank.dittrich@...lbox.org>
To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: [Johnny] Task 1.6.1 Multiple cracking session management

On 06/05/2015 09:06 AM, Shinnok wrote:
> Yes. That is multiple concurrent cracking sessions via a tabbed
> interface. What you implemented so far is just session history, keep
> working on it though as it'll get its own task. I like the screenshot
> you have on Github, but wee need to do something about the names. The
> dates are not enough, maybe also add the source password files as
> tooltips. Later maybe we should be able to name sessions.

Isn't allowing end users to run multiple john sessions in parallel
asking for trouble? I think providing help to not accidentally overwrite
old .rec files, suggesting which of the existing sessions were most
successful (number of cracks for a given hash type per time) and which
should be resumed first for the best result etc. might be much more helpful.
If you allow multiple sessions at once, you cannot provide these numbers
any longer, because you never know the system load during these
sessions. (OK, you don't *know* that even if you don't allow multiple
john sessions at the same time, but I think it is OK to assume almost no
other load in this case.)

Frank

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