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Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2014 17:52:02 +0200 (CEST)
From: Dhiru Kholia <>
Subject: Re: Re: ssh known_hosts support?

On Tue, 1 Jul 2014, Royce Williams wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 7:31 AM, Royce Williams <> wrote:
> To clarify, I am trying to determine if john can be used to
> brute-force the hashed contents of the ssh known_hosts file if the
> "HashKnownHosts" option has been enabled...
> Can john currently support cracking this hash (or maybe with a little
> knownhosts2john development)?  If not, how much work/time might it
> take, and what kind of bounty/donation might be appropriate for the
> work?

I have also written a small utility called "".

It will probably be merged at some point.


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