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Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2013 18:55:24 +0100
From: magnum <john.magnum@...hmail.com>
To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: cracking RAR on Mac OS X (was: Re: help with Johnny GUI for OSX)

On 20 Mar, 2013, at 18:45 , Dhiru Kholia <dhiru.kholia@...il.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 20, 2013 at 9:25 PM, Aleksey Cherepanov
> <aleksey.4erepanov@...il.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 03:24:27AM -0700, Pass Words wrote:
>>> Also will segmented RAR files work as well as single files?
>> 
>> I don't know. I hope someone else will tell us. Jim, magnum, Dhiru -
>> will you?
> 
> I just ran rar2john utility on some segmented RAR files and it works
> (all thanks to magnum!).
> 
> I haven't seen the RAR code lately, so I can't say what would happen
> if a single file spans two or more RAR volumes.
> 
> magnum?

I do not think that case would work at all. I suppose it could only happen with -p mode, and a spanned file would likely be so huge it would be more or less uncrackable anyway.

magnum

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