Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2012 10:14:27 +0530 From: Dhiru Kholia <dhiru.kholia@...il.com> To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Significant items concerning the MS Windows (cygwin) build of john-1.7.9-jumbo-6 On Sun, Jul 1, 2012 at 7:58 PM, Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> wrote: > On Sun, Jul 01, 2012 at 12:40:56PM +0530, Dhiru Kholia wrote: >> The colon (":") in the path is causing john to fail. > > Why does this happen, exactly? Is this some processing inside of John > itself or inside Cygwin? In the latter case: It is due to processing inside of john. The text after the first colon (in C:\#data) is passed as "ciphertext" to the format which causes the format to not load the hash. In john we assume that the username won't contain colons (but under Windows and non-hash formats this can happen). -- Cheers, Dhiru
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