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Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2008 13:22:34 -0500
From: Adam Turk <>
To: <>
Subject: RE: compiling john for windows

> On Sat, Nov 22, 2008 at 9:02 PM, Adam wrote:
>> What is the best way to compiling john for windows?  The precompiled version is a little dated.
> I use cygwin as well as mingw compilers + a cygwin environment to
> compile john the ripper on windows. Though i don't recall the exact
> build dependencies, gcc and make are definitely needed. For the jumbo
> patch openssl and openssl-dev are additionally needed (as well as the
> patch utility to apply said patch).
> ~Junty

Thanks for the information.  I tried cygwin a couple days ago, but the resulting john did nothing.  I must of done something wrong then.  Today john works fine under cygwin.  

Is it possible to have a native win32 version of john?  i.e. no cygwin?


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