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How-to: John the Ripper on a Ubuntu 10.04 MPI Cluster

Mar 10, 2011, 13:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Pétur Ingi Egilsson)

"In this post I show step-by-step how you can setup your own "Super computer cluster" using Ubuntu MPI Cluster from multiple machines with the goal of bruteforcing strong encrypted passwords with John the Ripper for academic purposes.

"Owners of quad core machines will also benefit from this setup as the "john" binaries found in the Ubuntu Repositories are compiled to run on only one core. I managed to decrease the time required to crack password hashes using this setup."

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