Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2009 16:45:17 -0600 From: Billy Newsom <billy@...c.us> To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: keyspace, mask password and dumb bruteforce You know, if I might butt in here... I haven't looked at http://distributed.net/ in a long time, but for the last 10 years at least they have had clients, and open source clients, which are made to distribute blocks of hashes to be cracked with a number of different algorithms. In other words, it is already a distributed form of John, albeit written independently I would guess. Why don't you see if the licenses of the codes would allow you to sort of meld the d.net client/server platforms with the complexity of John. In effect, the interface of John is terrible but powerful, while the distributed clients are easy but pretty dumb. I think you need easy and dumb and distributed... Now just hack their stuff to do the cracking you need to do, right? Probably over-simplifying, but that's my 2 cents. I would much rather work with something already into networking and hash passing and key distribution instead of hacking into jTr. Look, there's a wheel! Solar Designer wrote: >> keyspace to crunch, therefore saving network bandwith. > > If I understood you correctly, you're essentially suggesting to split > the keyspace manually. Yes, this is what I recommend most of the time - > especially when the number of CPU cores to distribute the workload > across is relatively small. You might want to take a look at these > older postings: > > http://www.openwall.com/lists/john-users/2008/04/08/4 > http://www.openwall.com/lists/john-users/2005/08/24/4 > > Alexander > -- 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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