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Date: Sun, 10 Jan 2016 16:42:50 +0100
From: Marek Wrzosek <>
Subject: Re: meaning of p/s, c/s and C/s

W dniu 10.01.2016 o 14:46, Patrick Proniewski pisze:
> Hello,
> I've read the FAQ about the meaning of the status line, but I think I need a bit more info. 
> I'm running a john session with --fork=4 ans --mask=[a-zA-Z0-9][a-zA-Z0-9][a-zA-Z0-9][a-zA-Z0-9][a-zA-Z0-9][a-zA-Z0-9][a-zA-Z0-9][a-zA-Z0-9] that yields to this kind of status lines:
> And, according to the poor rate of ~940 passwords per second, and the mask covering a 62^8 space, I'll be finished in 1871 years.
> is that correct?
> thanks,
> pat

Incremental mode should be more effective than mask mode. It'd try
password candidates in more probable order - not alphabetical.

john --fork=4 --inc=alnum --min-len=8 --max-len=8

That command will took the same amount of time for breaking every
password from that space, but "low hanging fruits" would be broken faster.

Best Regards
Marek Wrzosek

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