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Date: Sun, 3 Feb 2008 18:47:58 +0300
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: JTR multicore vs singlecore

On Sun, Feb 03, 2008 at 04:27:15PM +0100, websiteaccess wrote:
>  I have installed both version multicore and not multicore in my os X 
> system (leopard intel).

I am guessing that by a "multicore" version you refer to one of the
unofficial patches or builds available from:

This is not the only modification of JtR for parallel processing.  Some
others are available at:

>  After tests, wordlist doesnt work (it's not faster than singlecore 
> version) with mpi...

It probably was not supposed to be faster.

>  Incremental mode crack twice same hashes !, see log below.

Now, this might be a bug.  The patch author is the one to comment on
this, if he wants to.  Note that the web page above
mentions a mailing list intended for discussions of this specific patch.

Alexander Peslyak <solar at>
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