Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2013 02:33:12 +0400 From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: revised incremental mode and charset files On Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 11:06:41PM +0400, Alexander Cherepanov wrote: > There is an asymmetry in a number of password generated in some cases. > Is it expected? Yes. (It is more of a property of the --node implementation for incremental mode than a property of the revised incremental mode.) As magnum pointed out, this is less of a problem with longer runs. Only their endgame is affected, which may/should be never reached. There's also a problem with large node counts, though - e.g., if you need to limit an incremental run to just one password length, and you have 100 nodes, you might not be able to put all of the nodes to use for this run (some will terminate too soon). I want(ed) to address both of these (by distributing work for portions of one incremental mode order table entry, rather than distributing entries as is done now), but it appears that I'll have to postpone that for after 1.8. Alexander
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