Date: Mon, 7 Dec 2015 00:26:54 +0100 From: magnum <john.magnum@...hmail.com> To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Origin of the .pot file extension On 2015-12-06 23:09, Matt Weir wrote: > This is a bit off topic, but I was wondering if there was any story > surrounding choosing '.pot' as the file extension for JtR's cracked > password file? I assume the 'P' stands for password but I'm stumped when it > comes to the 'ot'. In http://www.openwall.com/lists/john-users/2015/09/10/4 Solar said: "John the Ripper 1.0 was released in 1996 as a drop-in replacement for Cracker Jack under DOS. It was built with DJGPP, requiring 386+ and optimized for the original Pentium and to a lesser extent for 486. (Initially, I called it Cracker John, but a friend suggested the name John the Ripper.) This also explains the john.pot filename - obviously, it was jack.pot in Cracker Jack." magnum
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