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Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2005 15:13:36 -0500
From: John Smith <vun.list@...il.com>
To:  john-users@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: question-newbi

Salt is a "random" string that is concatenated with passwords before 
being operated on by the hash function.

As I recall windows doesn't use salts.

Pressing enter will show you the current status of john, when it has a 
guess it will come out with the guess in parenthese and the username 
next to it something like:

Loaded 2 passwords with no different salts (NT LM DES [24/32 4KI])
(cantguessthis) 	administrator


etc.




Squire, Gilma wrote:
> Hi,
> 
>  
> 
>      I am a new using the application, so bear with me if my question is
> stupid.   I got the following line using the application and I don't
> know what it means:
> 
>  
> 
>> john passwd.txt
> 
> Loaded 2 passwords with no different salts (NT LM DES [24/32 4KI])
> 
> _
> 
>  
> 
> Every time I press enter something like the following shows up:
> 
> Guesses: 0 time: 0:00:06:04 (3) c/s:413816 trying: BCBMAME - TEXHL22
> 
> And some on...
> 
>  
> 
>  
> 
> So what does all this means and what are salts?, by the way, I am
> running version 1.6
> 
> 

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