Date: Thu, 7 May 2015 17:43:56 +0300 From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Session names somename.[0-9]+ shouldn't be allowed On Thu, May 07, 2015 at 10:32:47AM -0400, Mathieu Laprise wrote: > I don't know if this has been already said by Aleksey, I didn't follow > closely this discussion. Sorry if it's a duplicate. I just want to warn > that current magnum/master seems to have side effects on all version of > Johnny which is probably related to this thread. The way Johnny open a new > password file is this : > > C:/Users/Mathieu/Desktop/JohnCompile/JohnTheRipper/run/john.exe > --session=C:/Users/Mathieu/.john/johnny/default > C:/Users/Mathieu/Desktop/password.txt > > > And output is : > > Invalid session name: must not contain a dot Ouch, I didn't realize people were passing pathnames to --session. This was never supposed to work, but it just happened to. I think it's a bug in Johnny, and should be fixed there. But there may be more to it. I realize it may be unclean to have the session files go to the current directory. Maybe $JOHN should be used as the directory to store .rec and .log files into even with explicit session names? What do others think? Alexander
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