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Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2015 11:29:14 +0200
From: magnum <>
Subject: Re: Question regarding --crack-status

On 2015-08-13 10:53, Shinnok wrote:
> We're currently using a john --show handler to update cracked passwords at every n seconds (configurable) for both core and jumbo during a running attack. I'm currently pondering the possibility of replacing the handler and timer with --crack-status for Jumbo case, given that we have a solution for the stdout issues.
> The question being, is --crack-status reliable enough to be used for this purpose? Is there any chance that it skips certain cracks for various reasons?

--crack-status simply emulates a keypress every time a password is 
cracked, and should be just as reliable or not (any delays you 
experience pressing a key will also happen here).


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