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Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2008 16:06:13 +0300
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: different formats..

On Mon, Jan 21, 2008 at 07:58:12AM -0500, Steve ...... wrote:
> Ok, one more question.. will using unshadow crack more passwords

Yes, it may result in more passwords getting cracked during the "single
crack" pass.

> or just speed things up?

It won't speed things up directly - in fact, it may cause JtR to spend
more time in "single crack" mode.  However, if more passwords do get
cracked during "single crack", it may mean that there's less work to do
for subsequent cracking modes, resulting in a slight speedup.

> Im not able to use unshadow on the boxses

You don't need to.  Just copy the passwd and shadow files off those
boxes, then run "unshadow" on whatever system you can run it on.

Alexander Peslyak <solar at>
GPG key ID: 5B341F15  fp: B3FB 63F4 D7A3 BCCC 6F6E  FC55 A2FC 027C 5B34 1F15 - bringing security into open computing environments

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