Cracking hashes

So help me out, forum. I’m early days in the labs, but I feel like I’m missing something, or otherwise have something important to learn. So (hopefully this will make sense to people who’ve gotten past this point):

John the Ripper (with the special sauce):
rockyou, crackstation, a bunch of the big ones from
best64, various KoreLogic
600k-ish guesses a second (4-core i7), 7 days.
No dice.

So I’m left wondering, “Have I just been unlucky and missed one combination that would get the job done, or am I doing this all wrong/missing something important?”

Many thanks :slight_smile:

Usually if it is not in RockYou or Crackstation you are not supposed to crack it.

Is this from your experience of RastaLabs?

I have not done Rastalabs yet im still in the Osint process of analysing any hints i can find but im pretty sure Rastamouse would not give you a hash that difficult i agree with the previous comment if its not in rockyou then i would maybe looking at a specialised list IE use CEWL. From what i can ascertain this challenge is indeed REAL WORLD not just an ordinary crackme challenge.