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Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2011 22:34:24 +0200
From: groszek <>
Subject: Re: When did you start?

On 08/31/2011 09:44 PM, Solar Designer wrote:
> 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
Hey, that's a pretty interresting piece of history.
Do you remember what system did you use? And what kind of computer you
had back in then? Maybe even what speeds were you targetting, for what
hash type?

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