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Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2012 14:31:05 -0700
From: Luciano Rojo <>
Subject: Re: Johnny 1.1, the GUI for John the Ripper

Good Job! Thanks!

2012/8/22, Aleksey Cherepanov <>:
> On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 02:24:10PM -0400, Rick "Zero_Chaos" Farina wrote:
>> "'make install' way of installation was not tested."
> Literally: 'make install' was not tested.
> Nevertheless Johnny supports system-wide installation out of the box.
> # cp johnny /usr/bin/johnny
> and installation is done. I'll add it to the wiki.
>> Really? What is is with password crackers with not wanting to be
>> installed? john doesn't like being installed, hashcat doesn't like being
>> installed, cryptohaze doesn't like being installed... it can't just be
>> me that sees this as an issue can it?
> First of all I'd say that there is a system-wide installable John the
> Ripper: you could get one from your Linux distribution (and .pot will
> be in user's home dir and available only to its owner).
> I could guess that john does not want to be installed because it is
> used for performance critical tasks, i.e. users are expected to have
> different version/builds with different (maybe incompatible) settings.
> Also I should admit that core john allows only one section of rules to
> be used with wordlist (i.e. --rules does not accept argument) so 2
> folders with john is the only way to run 2 wordlist sessions with
> different rules simultaneously. With system-wide installation you
> could not achieve that.
> Thanks!
> --
> Regards,
> Aleksey Cherepanov

Luciano UNLP

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