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Date: Tue, 5 May 2015 17:14:51 -0400
From: Yulong <>
Subject: Re: Question on showing number of guesses tried

Thanks!! It worked.

Regarding to the inaccuracy, is it totally off? I mean, if we know how many
passwords per "batch" we try, then the actual number of guesses would be
just "displayed result"/"# per batch"? Thought the question now becomes how
to know # of passwords per batch.

On Tue, May 5, 2015 at 4:52 PM, magnum <> wrote:

> On 2015-05-05 22:19, Yulong wrote:
>> I am using jtr-1.8.0-jumbo-1. I would like to output number of guesses
>> tried for each cracked password.
>> (...)
>> However, when I use "--crack-status", it still does not display the number
>> of guesses:
>> guesses: 1 time: 0:00:00:00 24.30% (ETA: Tue May 5 16:13:17 2015) c/s:
>> 104020K trying: drupelet - duckling
>> My command is "./run/john --crack-status --format=raw-md5
>> --wordlist=wordlist.file password.file". I was wondering if I am doing it
>> wrong, or the patch has been modified after it has been created?
> Unlike CrackStatus (john.conf option) a.k.a --crack-status (command line
> option) there's no command line option for StatusShowCandidates. So you
> need to edit john.conf and change StatusShowCandidates to "Y".
> Also please note that IIRC the figure you'll get may not be very exact.
> For example, if a format tries 32 passwords per "batch" and you crack a
> hash with the very first candidate, it may be shown as 32 instead of 1.
> This gets worse with OpenMP and even worse with GPU, where we may have
> hundreds of thousands or even millions of passwords in one batch...
> magnum


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