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December 14, 2022
0.9.6 is out
adding support for Linux 6.1, RHEL 8.7, current CentOS Stream 9 (upcoming RHEL 9.2),
along with a variety of other changes for portability, robustness, and extra security checks.
August 1, 2022
0.9.5 is out
adding support for new longterm kernels 5.10.133+ and reworked support for OverlayFS (Docker).
July 22, 2022
0.9.4 is out
featuring more consistent log messages suitable for both automated analysis and human consumption,
as well as adding support for more longterm Linux kernels and for the OpenRC init system.
April 21, 2022
0.9.3 is out
adding support for latest Linux kernels,
latest CentOS Stream 8/9 and upcoming RHEL 8.6+, openSUSE Leap, and loading into older Xen PV guests.
December 29, 2021
0.9.2 is out
adding support for new Linux kernels, and assorted bug fixes and enhancements.
April 27, 2021
0.9.1 is out
addressing various issues reported against the 0.9.0 release.
April 12, 2021
0.9.0 is out
with support for new Linux kernels, optionally building LKRG in kernel tree,
Continuous Integration (boot tests in VMs, including with Ubuntu's daily updated mainline kernels), and much more.
April 4, 2021
2.0.2 is out
improving the formatting of auto-generated policy descriptions and adding the libpasswdqc(3) manual page.
March 10, 2021
Two minor updates:
offers improved auto-generated password/passphrase policy descriptions.
builds cleanly with recent glibc.
February 18, 2021
2.0.0 is out
adding support for external wordlist, denylist, and binary filter files (improved cuckoo filters).
January 11, 2021
After 10 years since the previous release, we've just
version 1.2 of
implementation of our alternative password shadowing scheme.
Changes include libxcrypt and recent glibc support, translated (non-English) messages support, and dropping of NIS/NIS+ support.
June 25, 2020
0.8 is out
adding support for latest Linux kernels, 32-bit ARM (LKRG 0.7 already had 64-bit), Raspberry Pi 3 & 4, improving scalability,
performance, and tradeoffs, adding the notion of profiles, new documentation, Phoronix Test Suite benchmarks, and much more.
December 25, 2019
1.4.0 is out
adding optional non-English messages and Linux-PAM audit support.
July 21, 2019
0.7 is out
adding experimental support for ARM64 (AArch64) and grsecurity,
support for Linux kernels 5.1 and 5.2 (and hopefully beyond),
greater SMEP enforcement, and much more.
April 12, 2019
John the Ripper
1.9.0 core is out
Stay tuned for the 1.9.0-jumbo-1 release and announcement, which will be "the real one".
February 19, 2019
0.6 is out
adding experimental poor man's Control Flow Integrity support and much more.
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