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Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2012 21:21:30 +0400
From: Aleksey Cherepanov <>
Subject: johnny: progressbar's value and text (was: Re: Aleksey's status
 report #14)

On Mon, Aug 06, 2012 at 08:40:11AM +0200, Frank Dittrich wrote:
> On 08/06/2012 04:35 AM, Solar Designer wrote:
> > On Sun, Aug 05, 2012 at 11:22:41PM +0400, Aleksey Cherepanov wrote:
> >> I'll do day reports. I think I'll answer to weekly reports. Ok?
> > 
> > I don't understand what you mean by "I think I'll answer to weekly
> > reports", so I can't tell you if it's OK or not.
> I think Aleksey wanted to post the daily information about bugs being
> fixed (or not fixed due to some problem) as replies to the weekly status
> report.
> This is not a good idea. A separate thread per topic (with an
> appropriate subject) is preferred, I think.

Ok. You read my mind.

> >> - progressbar fixed
> >>
> >> Currently it works well. Though it shows overall progress on file, it
> >> is a progress in cracks, i.e. 1 cracked, 9 left = 10%. Probably it would
> >> be better for users to see percentage of their attack, i.e. 1 day
> >> spent and 50% means that we should wait 1 day more. But it has its own
> >> drawback and it seems to be harder to implement. Although we could
> >> have 2 progressbar: for attack and for overall progress.
> > 
> > This makes sense.
> > 
> > How do you determine the guess count?  Please note that the guess count
> > on the "guesses: ..." line printed while cracking may exceed the total
> > number of hashes loaded in some obscure cases (e.g., with FMT_NOT_EXACT
> > in jumbo, as well as if the pot file is removed and then the session is
> > restored).  Do you use --show instead?  If so, you should be safe from this.
> I am sure he is using john --show.
> When running a new attack in johhny, the text in the progress bar area
> lists the correct number of passwords.

Yes, I get my numbers from john --show. I just realized that they do
not reflect overall progress for file. These numbers shows progress
over one type of hashes in file (also I guess they are affected by
options like --users). I do not know how to improve that. Do you see
any better approach?


Aleksey Cherepanov

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