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Date: Sun, 2 Jun 2013 20:29:45 +0200
From: Frank Dittrich <>
Subject: Re: Log errors and threads not terminating after successful

I think that question would have been more appropriate on john-users.

On 06/02/2013 05:51 PM, 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.
> Second, that the only reason the other threads appear to have stopped is that there was an error processing some of the rules.
> This was a single-crack run.

Obvoiusly not. Otherwise it wouldn't have ended in incremental mode.

Probably you ran john without specifying a mode.
That means, john would use these mode sequentially:

--wordlist --rules

Everything else has been answered by magnum.


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