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Date: Sun, 14 May 2006 23:31:11 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: john on Solaris...

On Sun, May 14, 2006 at 08:19:49PM +0100, jonathan rennie wrote:
> I was having problems installing JOHN on Solaris 9 but these have been
> solved by ftp'ing in BINARY mode instead of ASCII which was corrupting the
> PKG.
> When I downloaded using BINARY all problems were fixed...

OK.  Just be aware that by using the obsolete version 1.6 of John - and
especially a 32-bit build of it - you're not getting optimal performance.

My recommendation remains for you to download a C compiler and John 1.7 -
and compile John from source, preferably with a 64-bit make target.

Alexander Peslyak <solar at>
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