Date: Tue, 17 May 2005 14:34:08 +0200 From: Michael Behrisch <behrisch@...ormatik.hu-berlin.de> To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Comparing John session files and more Am Sonntag, 15. Mai 2005 01:19 schrieb Solar Designer: > > The following questions occur: > > Is it save to restore a session with a different passwd than > > it was interrupted with? > > Usually, yes. But this means editing the recovery file, which is an > undocumented territory and subject to change without notice. Well, I don't edit the recovery file, I simply change the contents of the passwd file, thus I should be fine. > > How do I know whether the second process did catch up? > > (At the moment I do compare the rule number in wordlist mode > > and the entry number in incremental mode which are both recorded > > in the .rec file. Is that the right thing to do?) > > Yes, -- if this is sufficient precision for you. In "incremental" > mode, you need to realize that you have to wait for the entry number > to become greater than it is in your original run on the full file. > It is insufficient to wait for the numbers to become equal since there > may be a large number of candidate passwords to try for each entry and > your original John run might be already past a significant fraction of > those. This is also true in wordlist mode (if comparing rule numbers only) and it is exactly what the script does. Thanks for your help, Michael -- Michael Behrisch (Tel. +49 30 2093-3123) HU Berlin, Institut fuer Informatik, Arbeitsgruppe Algorithmen http://www.informatik.hu-berlin.de/~behrisch/ Content of type "application/pgp-signature" skipped
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