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Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2005 05:01:42 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: JtR 1.6.39; Owl-current 2005/09/13 ISO


This is to announce two new "development" releases:

John the Ripper 1.6.39 is out.  It is available from the usual location:

Additionally, up-to-date documentation for John the Ripper is now
available online:

Changes in 1.6.39 (since 1.6.38) include:

- the massive documentation update;

- a fix for the "john --show" bug affecting split hashes (LM and
bigcrypt/crypt16) introduced with 1.6.38 (thanks to Stephen Cartwright
for the bug report);

- the addition of a Mac OS X on Intel make target (thanks to Brian

- the addition of a sample case toggler (in the default john.conf) for
cracking MD4-based NTLM hashes (with the contributed patch) given
already cracked DES-based LM hashes.

The other new "development" snapshot is the Owl-current ISO-9660 image
(dated 2005/09/13) featuring an initial version of our new installer,
available for download under /pub/Owl/current/iso on the FTP mirrors:

The new installer, developed by Andrey V. Stolyarov, is a C++
application.  Unlike the old shell/dialog-based configuration utility
(which has been retired), the new installer will actually guide the user
through the entire installation process.  Although the initial user
interface is very spartan, the plan is to enhance this installer with a
second ncurses/cdk-based UI.

Other packages significantly updated since the last ISO snapshot (July 3,
2005) include: LILO, OpenSSH, mtree, strace, Postfix, sysklogd,
libutempter, Linux-PAM, SimplePAMApps, tcb, procps, and John the Ripper.
Please refer to the change log for descriptions of these changes:

Alexander Peslyak <solar at>
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