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Date: Fri, 18 Dec 2015 09:53:26 +0100
Subject: Re: working from memory?

On 18 déc. 2015, at 09:50, magnum <> wrote:

> On 2015-12-18 07:29, Patrick Proniewski wrote:
>> I wonder if it's possible to start john against a password file, and immediately delete this password file from the disk.
>> ie. does john need the password file to remain available on disk during the cracking session, or does it load it in memory once and for all?
> That works just fine. A similar option is to mount eg. a USB stick or sshfs. Load the file from that volume with absolute path, and after the job started simply unmount the volume.
> When you see "Loaded xx hashes (...)" the file is already closed.

Ok, thanks, it should allow me to work a bit more safely.


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