Date: Mon, 7 Dec 2015 10:06:19 +0100 From: Albert Veli <albert.veli@...il.com> To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Origin of the .pot file extension Sorry, I missed the mail with the correct answer, by magnum. An inheritance from cracker jack's jack.pot. On 2015-12-07 00:26, magnum wrote: > > "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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