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Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2012 01:03:30 +0100
From: magnum <>
Subject: Re: --max-run-time option

On 01/25/2012 12:41 AM, magnum wrote:
> I just committed a trivial patch to github, adding a new option:
> $ ./john test/unbreakable.sam -inc -fo:nt -max-run-time=5

> * The start-up time (eg. hash loading, wordlist buffering, rules
> expansion) is counted. I'm considering changing this but it will be a
> little more intrusive - each cracking mode would have to reset the
> counter, but then again not always if in batch mode, etcetera...
> However, for testing purposes it would be nice to have eg. 30 seconds of
> actual cracking.

It turned out it was easier than that - I set it in status_init(). Seems
to work fine. I wont bother handling batch mode specially.


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