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Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2009 12:19:36 -0600
From: RB <aoz.syn@...il.com>
To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: MPI John (was: Re: GI John)

On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 10:50, Minga Minga <mingakore@...il.com> wrote:
> This is a really important point. Incremental mode works quite well,
> but in some/most cases, its not the fastest way to crack a large amount
> of passwords. Using Rules, Wordlists, and Markov mode can be much
> more effective. I have mistakenly tried to run the MPI implementation
> with wordlist mode, etc many times - I now see why that's dumb ;)

Also possibly worth noting - my workflow typically consists of running
a regular instance of JtR through the '5-minute' phases, then passing
the uncracked hashes on to an MPI cluster.  There is some re-work as
incremental mode passes through the already-tried candidates, but the
intersection is typically small enough that I don't worry about it.

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