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Date: Fri, 22 May 2015 15:06:42 +0300
From: Aleksey Cherepanov <>
Subject: Re: [Johnny] Task 1.5.1 Manual plaintext guessing

On Fri, May 22, 2015 at 07:59:16AM -0400, Mathieu Laprise wrote:
> On Mon, May 4, 2015 at 12:27 PM, Aleksey Cherepanov <>
> wrote:
> > > 4. Will this collide with an existing session for the current john.pot?
> >
> > .rec file will be created, if default file is locked then john would
> > not be started.
> If I understand did correctly, does it mean that we can't use the "password
> guessing" feature while an attack is running ? This could be a big
> show-stopper regarding this feature for the user, right ?

No, you'll just have to specify other session name/file for that run.
BTW johnny uses name "default" for sessions specifying it always as
option for john, while default session name is "john" (i.e.
run/john.rec or run/john.N.rec for sessions with --fork= ).


Aleksey Cherepanov

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