Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2005 10:57:52 +0100 From: Simon Marechal <simon@...quise.net> To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Speed up John Michael Behrisch wrote: > No, my idea was to use john --stdout on the client side. The setup would be > as follows. The client connects to the server and says "ready to crack". > The server says OK, please take password 1000 to 2000, the client runs > john --stdout, throws away the first 1000 and feeds the next 1000 into > john --stdin and then responds OK to the server which gives the next > share and so forth. The server needs to know nothing about john, it just gives > the numbers which is very low bandwidth. This would also scale easily. It would be O(number_of_keys_tried). When you want to crack password 10M to 11M, you'll have to generate 10M canditate passwords. A workaround would be not to stop john -stdout at the end of cracking.
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