Date: Mon, 21 May 2012 14:59:42 +0200 From: Frank Dittrich <frank_dittrich@...mail.com> To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: file synchronization backend for MJohn On 05/21/2012 01:53 PM, Aleksey Cherepanov wrote: > Though if it will be > worth we could add to john an ability to pull in newly cracked > passwords without restart. Will it be worth? I don't think we should do this. Whether it really helps depends on a number of circumstances. I'd only try to take care of password hashes cracked by other clients for long running sessions (e.g. incremental mode) with slow hashes and nearly every hash having a different salt. In these cases, it is also possible to interrupt and restart such a session manually. If you think you know for sure that it's worth restarting a session after a lot of new password hashes have been cracked, you could also trigger a restart from the server. But I would even postpone implementation of this approach until later, for various reasons: -there are still more important problems to solve -there might still be bugs where GPU implementations don't save the current state when being interrupted, and I don't know if kill -s 1 prior to interrupting the session helps Frank
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