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Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2011 23:44:14 +0400
From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com>
To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: When did you start?

Hi Pablo,

On Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 08:07:40PM +0200, Pablo Fernandez wrote:
> This is an easy question... when did you start developing John? And when was 
> it first published?

John the Ripper 1.0 was released in 1996.  John the Ripper 1.5 was an
almost complete rewrite, worked on in 1997-1998 and released in 1998.
Versions beyond 1.5 build upon that code base.

A prototype for what became John the Ripper's incremental mode was first
implemented in a separate program in 1995.

Why do you ask?

Alexander

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