File README.SUSE of Package john-wordlists
The wordlists collection in this package is thankfully provided by the Openwall
It is a result of processing many hundreds of public domain wordlist files from
multiple sources and in a variety of file formats. Most files were rejected for
being duplicates or for poor quality, but a few hundred remained and went into
the combined wordlists you will find here.
The wordlists are intended primarily for use with password crackers such as
John the Ripper and with password recovery utilities.
SUSE has a special agreement with Solar Designer of Openwall Project to
freely distribute this wordlist - here is the license statement:
Copyright (c) 2002,2003 by Solar Designer of Openwall Project
The homepage URL for this wordlists collection is:
You're allowed to use and redistribute this wordlists collection or
parts thereof, with or without modification, provided that credit is
given where it is due, any modified versions are marked as such, this
license is kept intact and included with each copy, and NO FEE IS
CHARGED FOR OBTAINING A COPY except as negotiated with the copyright
holder. In particular, you are NOT permitted to charge for bandwidth,
physical media, and/or shipping. You're also not permitted to bundle
this wordlists collection with a product you charge for.
If redistribution for a fee is what you're after, please contact the
copyright holder to negotiate special terms for the downloadable or
the extended CD-ready version of this collection.
It was a significant amount of work to compile this collection and
having a monopoly on regulating the CD sales is my way to compensate
for the time already spent and to allow for further work.
From a mail from the author, Alexander Peslyak <solar at openwall.com> on
18.07.2005 15:54 GMT:
"I hereby give my permission to re-distribute the freely downloadable
parts of the Openwall wordlists collection, including "all.lst", along
with SUSE LINUX (and its successor products, if any), notwithstanding
the terms of my published LICENSE."
If you find this wordlist useful, please consider supporting Openwall project
by purchasing the whole set of wordlist from this page:
Have a lot of fun!
Your openSUSE team