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Date: Wed, 05 Oct 2005 15:51:39 -0500
From: Shashank Khanvilkar <>
Subject: Re: Newbie question on jtc show

>>#>cat passwd.2
> The above looks correct, although it appears that you've been re-typing
> this (why?) and made two typos in the Administrator's password hash.

Yes I realised this just now. Some mistake.

>>finally when i stopped it and did
>>#>john -show passwd.2
>>what do these "???" signify
> John uses the question marks to indicate uncracked portions of
> partially-cracked passwords.  However, in your case this appears to be a
> bug in the version of John you're using.  What version was that?
> There's a known bug like that in version 1.6.38 (and only in that
> version).  If that's what you were using, please upgrade to 1.6.39.
I changed the version and it seems to be working now.

> Thanks,

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