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Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2005 15:42:36 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: TR: Problems compiling John on AIX 4.3.3

On Thu, Sep 01, 2005 at 07:25:13AM -0400, Jean-Francois Leblond wrote:
> Ok it's running now but I only have two password to crack and it's running
> for 9 hours now and still not finished:
> 0:09:03:41 - Trying length 6, fixed @1, character count 26
> I know I have a slow machine (43p) but ...
> Is it normal ?

Yes.  doc/MODES says, speaking of "incremental" mode:

"... it is assumed that cracking with this mode will never terminate
because of the number of combinations being too large ... and you'll
have to interrupt it earlier ..."  Please do read the documentation:;content-type=text%2Fplain

Have you ran through some large wordlists, with word mangling rules
enabled (the --rules option), prior to going with "incremental"?  You
can use, for example, this one:

If you didn't run through a large wordlist, you can start a new session
under a new name (use --session=NAME) such that you do not have to
interrupt your "incremental" mode run or such that you can interrupt and
continue it (--restore) after you're done with wordlists.

Alexander Peslyak <solar at>
GPG key ID: B35D3598  fp: 6429 0D7E F130 C13E C929  6447 73C3 A290 B35D 3598 - bringing security into open computing environments

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