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Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2013 00:46:33 +0100
From: magnum <john.magnum@...hmail.com>
To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: new format parameter patch for bleeding-jumbo

On 2013-09-01 15:25, magnum wrote:
> On 1 Sep, 2013, at 15:14 , Sayantan Datta <std2048@...il.com> wrote:
>>> On Sun, Sep 1, 2013 at 5:09 PM, magnum <john.magnum@...hmail.com> wrote:
>>> I think we should stop and think for a minute first. Why not just use a global variable instead? All formats initially set this to zero, even your mask-enabled ones - so what good does this in the format struct?
>>
>> Yes, for now it does nothing. But I will post a patch for bleeding-mask that will do initial processing of mask during format initialization, at least that is the plan. This will help us in future to write a self test for mask mode. Also I think initial processing of mask should be done during format initialization, not before cracking.
>
> OK. So maybe it should initially tell the maximum figure that may be used, and after init/reset it will tell the actual figure for this run? That would probably help fixing https://github.com/magnumripper/JohnTheRipper/issues/328 too.
>
> I'll apply it now.

Sayantan,

As you apparently abandoned the mask mode branch I have now reverted the 
above change (in hindsight I was an idiot agreeing to commit it) and I 
won't merge any more changes into the bleeding-mask branch. I see no 
point in spending my resources on that while you do not.

magnum


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