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Date: Wed, 4 Dec 2013 23:02:34 +0530
From: Sayantan Datta <std2048@...il.com>
To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: new format parameter patch for bleeding-jumbo

On 11/28/13, magnum <john.magnum@...hmail.com> wrote:
> 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
>
>
>

magnum,

Recently I didn't had enough time and resource to make any worthwhile
contributions to bleeding-mask. When things get back to normal I'll
certainly try to improve  bleeding-mask branch. Until then I'm sorry.
:-(

Regards,
Sayantan

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