Date: Sun, 18 Feb 2007 02:42:13 +0300 From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Administrivia - list charter Roger M. Bondy <...@...erbondy.net> posted the following question: > What are the topics that I may post about here? Unfortunately, Roger's message was posted to an existing thread and with that thread's Subject, so I've rejected it - but I am going to address his question on the list anyway by re-posting the list charter (perhaps it's time to do that). Well, this is not really a formal charter (I haven't bothered to write one yet), but rather it is a description of my current stance on off-topic postings and on what, in my opinion, should (not) be posted to this mailing list. The following are some examples of topics that are desirable on this mailing list: + Sharing of experience with using John the Ripper (case studies, useful hints, reviews, benchmarks, etc. - and follow-up postings to those, with corrections, comments, and/or reasonable questions). + Announcements of other tools to be used in conjunction with John the Ripper (shell scripts, JtR source code patches, separate applications). Small pieces of source code may be posted to the list (in message bodies or as text/plain attachments), whereas for large and/or binary files only download URLs may be posted. + Discussions of the inner workings of John the Ripper. + Discussions of other _closely_ related matters (e.g., password security of different operating systems, password security policies and how to enforce them). The following are some topics that are _not_ closely related to John the Ripper and thus are considered off-topic here: - Questions on how to crack passwords of remote systems (e-mail accounts, websites, etc.), without prior access to password files of those systems. As an exception, case studies, _advanced_ descriptions of remote attacks with subsequent uses of John the Ripper, and information on how John the Ripper may be used with remote password probing tools may be posted. - Private discussions, or any messages that are unlikely to benefit more than a single intended recipient (e.g., "I'll answer your question soon"). These should be sent to the particular recipient, not to the mailing list. P.S. We're at around 550 current subscribers. This mailing list is pre-moderated (but on some occasions undesirable postings may get through - moderation errors do occur). Thanks, -- Alexander Peslyak <solar at openwall.com> GPG key ID: 5B341F15 fp: B3FB 63F4 D7A3 BCCC 6F6E FC55 A2FC 027C 5B34 1F15 http://www.openwall.com - bringing security into open computing environments -- To unsubscribe, e-mail john-users-unsubscribe@...ts.openwall.com and reply to the automated confirmation request that will be sent to you.
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