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Date: Mon, 7 Dec 2015 09:30:42 +0100
From: Albert Veli <>
Subject: Re: Origin of the .pot file extension

I have wondered about this too. Maybe it is a reference to the pot at
the end of the rainbow? Or is it an inheritance from the old unix crack

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'.
> Matt

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