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Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2012 20:04:50 +0200
From: "" <>
Subject: Re: JTR against 135 millions MD5 hashes

On Thu, 12 Apr 2012 21:54:27 +0400, Solar Designer wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 07:40:20PM +0200, wrote:
>>  I'm trying my own text dictionary (6 gigas) against 135 millions (4,6 gigas) hash file.
> Is this part of KoreLogic's torrent with lots of hashes?  (I haven't
> looked at it yet.)
>>  After 20 minutes, JTR begin to crack MD5, but it very very slow, in fact JTR seems frozen, I can hear the hard drive running and running.
> How much RAM do you have?
> How much does the "john" process occupy?
> What version of JtR is that?
>>  JTR display also -> "excessive partial hash collisions detected"
> Thanks for the info.  We'll need to check whether this is supposed to
> happen with that number of hashes or not.
>>  If I try the same process with only 200 megas hashes files (4.6 splitted in 200 megas parts), this time JTR crack tons of MD5 after 2 or 3 
>> minutes.
>>  Is JTR able to crack 1 file with 135 millions MD5 hashes ?
> It should be, but you may need more RAM.  Alternatively, try the
> --save-memory=2 option or/and split the file into a few chunks (e.g.,
> maybe halves of that large file will fit in your RAM one at a time).
> Alexander

Thanks for your replies,

> How much RAM do you have? 4 gigas
> How much does the "john" process occupy? between 90% to 100%
> What version of JtR is that? latest 1.7.9 jumbo 5
> My OS -> Mac Intel OS X LION 10.7

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