Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 11:05:40 -0700 From: RB <aoz.syn@...il.com> To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: big wordlists On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 10:33, kalgecin@...il.com <kalgecin@...il.com> wrote: > i've recently generated a 3gig wordlist using john's rules. but john > couldn't open the wordlist. must i split the file or is there any > other way? Not addressing the size, but the methodology: why? This is precisely why wordlists are implemented the way they are in JtR - you have a basic dictionary, then apply mutators on the fly. The CPU cycles spent performing the mutations are miniscule in comparison to the rest of the processing, and [likely] orders of magnitude faster than waiting on disk I/O for such large lists. If you need the generated list for other purposes (like feeding to another process) that's one thing, but otherwise you're going to generally be better off letting JtR do what it's made to do. -- 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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