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Date: Sat, 12 Aug 2006 02:05:05 +0300
From: Pietari Kivikangas <>
Subject: Re: question about incremental mode

Harmon, John SPAWAR wrote:
> But, if it's taking hours or more for
> each password before moving on to the next, I'd have to let it run for
> months before it got through all 1400 of them
It checks every loaded hash against current candidate then checks every 
loaded hash against next candidate and so on. Otherwise in most cases it 
would be somewhat useless program :)
This applies to all modes, not just incremental one.

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