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Date: Wed, 6 May 2015 23:14:57 +0300
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: [core john] [Johnny] Windows event loop

On Wed, May 06, 2015 at 03:53:20PM -0400, Mathieu Laprise wrote:
> To have Windows support in Johnny, there might be several things but I'll
> start with this one.
> On Windows (tested on 8.1), Johnny can't terminate cleanly the main(and
> only) process of JtR(equivalent of unix sigterm). So, start attack/pause
> attack don't work. However, if we use the windows equivalent of SIGKILL, it
> works.
> 1) However, I guess it's mandatory to give JtR a chance to do some cleanup,
> right ???.

Yes, it's highly desirable to give JtR a chance to save the latest
progress to disk.  Otherwise some work is lost.


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