72 hours (admittedly in the hands of someone who knows a lot about john, and impressive hardware). I did some work with a law
enforcement agency that had a 3GB John dictionary covering I think 6 languages. It is an impressive tool in competent hands.
I mean, i'll agree with that, really. But still, not something to spring on me unexpectedly, even if it is a friend of mine talking about a password crack tool named "John the Ripper"...oy