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Date: Sun, 2 Jun 2013 21:57:04 -0400
From: Rich Rumble <richrumble@...il.com>
To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: Major rework within dynamic

On Sun, Jun 2, 2013 at 8:08 PM,  <jfoug@....net> wrote:
> Pros to this change:
> 1. all existing dyna formats using SHA1, (except the sha1($p) types), are as fast or faster.  Some MUCH faster (2 or 3x faster).
> 2. The 55 byte limitation on SSE inputs is no longer a requirement.  Right now, dynamic does limit to 80 bytes, but I do plan on opening that up to 119 bytes (111 bytes for SHA512 when I get there).
> 3. The SHA1 was an 'oddball' in the large format, and had many nuances (mostly were very bad), making it much harder to design proper formats to operate optimally.
> 4. The changes make writing a script in an optimal way, very straight forward.  The original implementations of the "Waffle" hashes, I redid some, and got 20-40% improvement in speed.  I had to somewhat undo some of those changes, with the new layout, and again got 15-20% improvement in speed, over and above the improvements I obtained the first time.
I  never have any idea what you're talking about :p
But I know faster is better, and you work hard at making all these
changes. It is appreciated, keep up the good work :)
</brown-nose>
-rich

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