Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2011 22:16:47 -0400 From: Rich Rumble <richrumble@...il.com> To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Fork=n On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 9:34 PM, Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> wrote: >> An of course you could apply >> all the other augments too (format,rules,chr...) > > Actually, as implemented for the contest, --fork and --node only worked > right either with --rules or with incremental mode. They were not > supported for plain wordlist mode (without rules), although this was not > explicitly detected as an error (another reason not to release this hack). I assumed it worked for more, but as it turns out I only tried those modes so I assumed wrong :) >> The issue was that not all the threads >> (if that's the right word) were updating the Pot file unless a sighup was >> sent, or the cracking ended, even then I don't think it wrote all the ones >> it cracked, at least not on win32. > > That's one of many issues, not the only one, and this one was only > reported by you - I've never seen it. So I think it was in fact > platform specific. Actually I didn't even notice until you did: (contest thread) On Fri, Aug 5, 2011 at 11:33 AM, Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> wrote: With --fork, it turns out that john.pot is not updated on its own, at least not by child processes. You have to "killall -1 john" to get it updated, or interrupt john (but then you can't easily restore). I am using the "killall -1 john" approach before I take john.pot's for uploads to the contest server now. --- In Cygwin, killing the parent process didn't affect the children, and killing them did not (does not) update the pot files, but I think *nux has a better process terminator and win32 does. I'd be happy to test this feature again in the future. -rich
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