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Date: Sun, 3 Sep 2017 17:28:42 +0200
From: Frank Dittrich <>
Subject: Re: John the Ripper v1.8.0.9-jumbo-1-bleeding (Bleeding
 version on 2017-09-01), compiled for windows, on the custom-builds site

Hi Robrt,

Am 03.09.2017 um 17:17 schrieb
> Version:

Could you clone the git repository, and build from within your local 

Then, the version string would show something like


This means, the binary was built using git commit 9bb5e94, which is 3229 
commits after release
The actual commit id would be really useful in case of bug reports.

The "Version:" version string when built 
outside a git repository is somewhat misleading.

It looks "newer" than the "", but it isn't.
Instead, this version string has been unchanged since 2016-07-08.
So, we never know if a user is running a more or less current binary or 
a binary which is more than one year old.



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