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Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2011 13:16:49 -0600
From: Stephen John Smoogen <>
Subject: Re: Terrible performance of sha512 (crypt) hash audit
 on/for Solaris

On Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 12:36, Robert B. Harris <> wrote:
> John-Users/John-Dev,
> I compiled JtR on Solaris and ran it against some Sha512 password hashes.
> This same test can't be performed on the Windows build, Linux build on Suse, Linux build on Owl, since it doesn't support the sha512 format.

What do you mean by support? There is a sha512sum in the linux
coreutils package. Openssl also has SHA512 support so I am not sure
what is needed.

Stephen J Smoogen.
"The core skill of innovators is error recovery, not failure avoidance."
Randy Nelson, President of Pixar University.
"Let us be kind, one to another, for most of us are fighting a hard
battle." -- Ian MacLaren

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