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Why does Hydra 8.1 not stop when it finds a password?

I am using the -P option with a file that has over 5 Million passwords in it and the correct SSH password is located at approx. line 2100, but Hydra v 8.1 goes past that password and keeps going, and it looks like it is trying to process the entire file.

I have tried both, the -F and the -f option, which per the documentation, indicate that Hydra should stop when it finds a match.

Here is the command I am using:

hydra -f -V -t 10 -l admin -P ../../all ubuntu14vm ssh

If I actually use the following command with -p option instead, the command finds the password right away.

hydra -f -V -t 10 -l admin -p admin ubuntu14vm ssh

Only when I use the -P command with a file that contains the password, it seems that Hydra tries that password and keeps going and attempts to process the entire file.

closed as off-topic by schroeder, Eric G, Xander, Mark, Stephane Apr 13 '15 at 8:02

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