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Date: Wed, 4 Sep 2013 07:47:35 +0530
From: Sayantan Datta <std2048@...il.com>
To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: mask mode bug (was: Sayantan's Weekly Report #12)

On Wed, Sep 4, 2013 at 3:33 AM, magnum <john.magnum@...hmail.com> wrote:

> The enclosed patch seems to do the trick. I see another problem too: With
> 8-bit masks, eg. [\x20-\xff] (you need to escape or quote the backslashes
> in the shell unless adding it as ?A in rpp.c), it cracks hashes but you get
> false result from get_key (the worst bug next to false negatives!). The
> first character is garbage. Possibly a signed char problem? It works fine
> with CPU formats.
>
> Also, I really dislike that you pin LWS to 64 in mask mode but maybe
> that's hard to work around.
>
> Am I interfering with GSoC now? Just tell me to shut up :) It's so cool
> doing 250 Mp/s on a laptop, I can't stop myself.
>

No, of course not. I was a little busy for last few days and didn't had
much time to reply to the posts in daytime. Suggestions are always
appreciated. I'll check the patch at night and apply it.

Regards,
Sayantan

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