Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2006 22:41:53 +0300 From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Incremental Alpha Quagmire On Sat, Jan 28, 2006 at 06:48:58AM -0800, Arias Hung wrote: > On Thu, 19 Jan 2006, Solar Designer delivered in simple text monotype: > >Use all.chr. If you really want uppercase letters to be treated as if > >they were as common as lowercase ones, you can define an external mode > >or generate a custom .chr file from a fake john.pot. > <---snip---> > > Thank you for clarifying, however do you might be able to provide an example > of what the john.pot would look like? :a :b :c ... :X :Y :Z > Perhaps an included sample of a fake > john.pot would be quite useful in the docs section I disagree. Just like the .rec files (on which I've added a FAQ entry recently), john.pot is not meant to be edited or otherwise processed manually. I really do _not_ recommend that you do what I've explained above - other than to see that your proposed approach is no good. ;-) Yes, John the Ripper "experts" can reasonably edit john.pot files manually or process them with self-made scripts. But the experts don't need this documented. Besides, it is trivial to obtain a john.pot sample. All you need to do is have John "crack" your very own password (which you may supply to "john --stdin"). > or even if the format matters at all? Of course, it does. > In my case would a john.pot with upper and lower alphabet letters only in > order to generate a .chr file simply be a textfile with a block of 52 > characters > randomly mixed up? Not exactly - please see above. -- Alexander Peslyak <solar at openwall.com> GPG key ID: B35D3598 fp: 6429 0D7E F130 C13E C929 6447 73C3 A290 B35D 3598 http://www.openwall.com - bringing security into open computing environments Was I helpful? Please give your feedback here: http://rate.affero.net/solar
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