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Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2010 00:38:17 +0100
From: Simon Marechal <>
Subject: Re: cracking speed promised and reality

Le 11/03/2010 09:20, a écrit :
> Hi
>   I did a ./john -test with the latest version 1.7.5
> I get :
> Benchmarking: Raw MD5 SSE2 [raw-md5 SSE2 16x4]... DONE
> Raw:	36842K c/s real, 36477K c/s virtual

The -test stats do not take into account the overhead of candidate 
passwords generation. As this cipher is really fast, this overhead 
matters a lot, and explains the disappointing performances.

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