What's the best way to test a long list of passphrases?

Robert J. Hansen rjh at sixdemonbag.org
Fri Oct 8 02:02:02 CEST 2010

On 10/7/2010 7:08 PM, Reid Thompson wrote:
> given that -- split the file into 5? chunks and kick off 5? copies of
> the script

Given the amount of time required to write a multithreaded application
that intelligently divides up work units across cores, versus the eight
hours for a single-threaded, single-cored version...

There's an old rule of thumb about not using more hammer than you need
for a given nail.  Tacks get tackhammers and railroad spikes get
sledgehammers, but it's foolish to drive tacks with sledges or spikes
with tackhammers.

This is a tack problem.  Use a tackhammer.

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