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Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2012 20:38:54 -0500
From: Richard Miles <>
Subject: Re: Two questions (or feature suggestion) about JTR usage.

Hi Solar,

Thanks. Do you have any additional reference about how to use this
AutoStatus? Any link reference or tutorial?


On Tue, Oct 2, 2012 at 3:13 PM, Solar Designer <> wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 02, 2012 at 09:16:12PM +0200, magnum wrote:
> > Second, doc/EXTERNAL describes a way to achieve what you want, but it
> will be a bit of a hack:
> >
> > "John the Ripper 1.7.9 and newer pre-defines two additional variables:
> "abort" and "status", both of type "int".  When set to 1 by an external
> mode, these cause the current cracking session to be aborted or the status
> line to be displayed (just like on a keypress), respectively.  These
> actions are taken after having tested at least all of the candidate
> passwords that were in external mode's "word" so far.  In other words, the
> actions may be delayed in order to process any buffered candidate
> passwords."
> >
> > If you create an external filter that use this, it might affect
> performance for fast hashes though.
> That's correct.  Just a minor addition: there are also predefined
> external filters called AutoAbort and AutoStatus - they may be revised
> as needed and used.
> Alexander

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