Date: Tue, 15 May 2012 07:01:32 +0200 From: Simon Marechal <simon@...quise.net> To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: using all available hardware On 05/15/2012 12:19 AM, Frank Dittrich wrote: > So if you don't distribute all sorts of wordlist files prior to the > contest (or pen test), you could also keep track of which client did > already download what file(s) (word list files, password hash files, > ...) and consider the files already downloaded by a client when deciding > about the next attack for that client. I am not sure this overhead should be put on the server side. A place to rsync could me transmitted to clients and they should start downloading in the background. Then there might be a way to encode this information in a stateless manner. For example a client could advertise his capabilities everytime it asks for work. > The wrapper could also prevent the client from requesting too many tasks > in advance. (IMHO, it is OK to download some more tasks than available > CPU cores, so that a client can immediately start the next attack when > one attack is finished.) I did not follow all the discussion, but why is it a good idea to ask for tasks in advance ?
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