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Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 11:52:28 +0200
From: wyss-adrian@...onet.ch
To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: searching the first char's of a very long password

Hello, i am back again :-)
Sorry, my dad is fighting against cancer.
so i was very busy

i tried to use incremental and external
but JTR does not find my password

i have now an openSUSE 12.3 x64 System
can you please tell me step by step
what i must do to bring JTR to testing for 20 charakters?

i am new in linux. want to change from M$

thank you for help
greets adrian

Am Samstag, 21. Dezember 2013, 21:54:02 schrieb Solar Designer:
> On Sat, Dec 21, 2013 at 12:57:45PM +0000, wyss-adrian@...onet.ch 
wrote:
> > 	i am using a password with 20 char.
> > 
> > the password looks like
> > 
> > 	f%w
> 
> Here are some relevant examples:
> 
> http://www.openwall.com/lists/john-users/2008/05/20/2
> http://www.openwall.com/lists/john-users/2008/03/31/1
> 
> both are linked from:
> 
> http://openwall.info/wiki/john/mailing-list-excerpts
> 
> I think you should use a combination of incremental and external 
modes,
> or a one-entry wordlist (with your known portion of password) and a
> custom one-line ruleset (using the rule preprocessor).  The latter
> approach may require less typing, but is only usable for very short
> unknown portions (you mentioned off-list that you only wanted to crack 
5
> unknown characters, so it may work).
> 
> In bleeding-jumbo, there's also mask mode (which would let you specify
> everything you need on the command-line, without editing the .conf
> file), but you said you can't compile anything from source, so that's
> not an option for you currently.  Luckily, there are several other
> options (above).
> 
> Alexander

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