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Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2011 04:59:12 +0300
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: john scalability


On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 08:26:57AM -0800, Alain Espinosa wrote:
> As you can see here (
> john NTLM  performance sucks with a large number of hashes. This is a
> problem with the patch. I do not use all the available get_hash*
> funtions. Degradation appear as fast as 10,000 hashs. The solution is
> simple, when get some free time i make a patch including the UTF8
> stuff.

Yes, I noticed this a while ago too.  I did not recall it during the
contest, unfortunately.

I'd appreciate it if you submit this fix as a separate patch (on top of
jumbo), _not_ including the UTF-8 stuff into the same patch.  I might
want to put out a "stable" version first.



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