Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2006 13:12:57 +0530 From: bakul patel <bakulmech@...il.com> To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Incremental Alpha Quagmire On 1/19/06, Arias Hung <arias@...-g.net> wrote: > > Another characterstic of JTR that I'm trying to wrap my mind around that > doesn't seem to me to be quite optimal > ... perhaps someone can point to the proper way to optimization in this > case. > > When configuring the conf file, the incremental for alpha is defined as: > (in my case I know the pw length that i'm attempting to decrypt) > > [Incremental:Alpha] > File = $JOHN/alpha.chr > MinLen = 8 > MaxLen = 8 > CharCount = 26 > > > > What is baffling to me is the charcount, since it's listed as only 26 yet > alpha passwords seem always to be a mixture of upper and lowercase. > > Should not the character count be 52?!?! > > Also, it seems to take an exorbitant amount of time before john begins > attempting mixed (upper + lower) Alpha combinations. > > What would be the ideal way to get the upper/lower combinations to begin > immediately? Wouldn't it be ideal to increase character count to 52 and > consider upper and lower to be separate character types as they certainly > are treated as distinguished from one another as all passwords are case > sensitive? > > > >
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