hash – John The Ripper: “no password hashes loaded (see FAQ)”

I’m trying to use John The Ripper to crack a private ssh key I generated with ssh-keygen. I think I’ve seen and read every guide under the sun, and I’ve managed to get as far as a string john the ripper can use by running ssh2john.py.

rsa_id:$sshng$6$16$e38b6977b4e283f0dc001ae2b7ee27e5$1910$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$16$486

The initial ssh key is:

-----BEGIN OPENSSH PRIVATE KEY-----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-----END OPENSSH PRIVATE KEY-----

Anyways, when I go to use John The Ripper to decrypt the prior hash I get this error:

user@host:~/.test$ john rsa_id.hash --wordlist=rockyou.txt
> no password hashes loaded (see FAQ)

I am using John The Ripper version 1.8.0. I installed via git using:

git clone git://github.com/magnumripper/JohnTheRipper -b bleeding-jumbo john

I am absolutely bewildered. If anyone has some useful input as to what I’m doing wrong or how to fix the problem I would greatly appreciate hearing from you. Thanks.