Events: Submitted by John on 08-Aug-07 at 05:51pm
For those people wanting to crack password hashes, there is a minor update (john-1.7.2-mpi5) to the MPI cluster patch for John The Ripper available Here as well as a completely new tool called Dnetj which is available Here
Dnetj is a client/server wrapper around John The Ripper that allows the use of a central server and any number of cracking nodes, in much the same way setiathome or distributed.net works.
The server loads a set of password hashes, and splits the available keyspace into "work units" of a configurable size. The clients connect and retrieve the hashes, as well as a set of work units to process. Once a client has processed some work units, it connects back to the server to submit the completed units as well as any passwords which have been cracked.
This is a very early release, and although functional there could well be bugs.