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Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2011 09:26:09 +0300
From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com>
To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: Incremental mode progress and ETA

On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 05:12:45AM +0100, magnum wrote:
> On 02/23/2011 01:11 AM, Solar Designer wrote:
> >The problem here is that you have to store that counter in .rec, which
> >is a change of the file format.  I am going to make such a change anyway
> >(need that counter for other reporting to be added anyway), but along
> >with reworking the incremental mode, not on its own.
> 
> Great, is that planned soon, like in 1.7.7 or more like in some distant 
> future?

This is not planned for 1.7.7 specifically, which I currently intend to
be a "stable" release, but it is planned to be done before the KoreLogic
contest in the summer.

> >No, that's not the reason.  The real reason/excuse is in the FAQ.
> 
> Yes... what year did you write that? ;-)  While your argument is true 
> for -inc:all, I can easily run -inc:alpha or even -inc:alnum to 
> completion against many types of hashes if there aren't too many salts. 
> Especially using OMP or MPI.

I agree with you that the reason turned into an excuse.

Alexander

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