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Date: Sun, 2 Jun 2013 19:39:02 +0200
From: magnum <>
Subject: Re: Log errors and threads not terminating after successful crack

On 2 Jun, 2013, at 17:51 , Martin <> wrote:
> After a successful crack of my own password as a test, I looked at the john.log file out of curiosity and noticed the following (see below).
> First, that the other threads continued running for a 1/2 hour after the 8th thread had cracked the password.

This is currently expected. The forked processes does not know much about each other so you'd have to stop the job manually.

> Second, that the only reason the other threads appear to have stopped is that there was an error processing some of the rules.

The "Rule ... rejected" just means that some rules were not applicable for this session so they were skipped. This is not a problem.

> I just noticed that the john.conf file was missing the '[Incremental:ASCII]' section (I was copying and pasting together my own conf file and missed that section).  I'm assuming that's why I got the errors.  Can someone confirm?

Yes, this was your only problem.


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