Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2007 20:51:05 +0300 From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: running in the background and on SMP On Sat, Mar 10, 2007 at 05:20:50PM -0800, Dexter Genius wrote: > Sorry about the quoting :) Yet you did it again - you've quoted my signature and even the unsubscribe notice. Please try to quote only relevant context. > john doesn't have built-in support for lunching in background This is trivial to implement for Unix-like systems (or even with Cygwin), but I see little need for it. Is typing an "&" at the end of your command any harder than passing, say, a --background option, and why? OK, I can add the typical "daemonize" code that would include setsid() and detaching from a terminal. I can also have John omit any terminal interaction (other than by having it go to /dev/null) when run in this mode. This would be a minor improvement. But it would be specific to Unix-like systems and Cygwin. > ( and staying there when terminal is closed ) As I have explained, John _does_ have this feature. Did you read my response at all? It feels like you did not. > And about that SMP, is it at least on the TODO list ? Yes, it is, although in a more generic form. It's been on TODO since 1997. As you can see, I am not spending much time working on JtR lately. We'll see if I can change that, maybe with the help of JtR Pro. > I wish I could help ( I guess I can help with testing ... ) but > I'm not so great as a programmer ( Just started learning C/C++ so I just > know some basic/rudimentary programming ). Thank you for not trying to help with this - too many people did. ;-) -- 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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