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Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2014 20:31:44 +0100
From: "Jeroen" <>
To: <>
Subject: Re: rar2john problem with old DOS rars wrote:

> This rar file has a comment header, that current rar2john is not handling,
> ,thus it gets lost.
> I put in a little code to handle that comment header, but it still needs
> to be made generic, and got this hash:
> TEST.RAR:$RAR3$*1*0000000000000000*6884a9d7*2670064*5361791*0*./TEST.RAR
> *490*35:1::538MIX.XM
> I am pretty sure that is the correct hash.

Thanks, I'll start a cracking session to (hopefully) verify.

> The current rar2john pretty much only handles file headers. Anything more
> than that, and the program does not handle them.  I am not sure how large
> a change this is to get rar2john to work for any rar file, but it may not
> be trivial.

Is it possible to commit the code update you did now (--experimental-commentheader or something like that) so I can also use it on other files? Thanks!



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