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Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2011 15:52:58 -0500
From: Jordan Bradley <>
Subject: Re: Making a thread safe implementation of bitslice DES

On 11-12-29 03:41 PM, Solar Designer wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 03:15:18PM -0500, Jordan Bradley wrote:
>> Hmm those may be of use to me, thanks.
> Now that I've updated JtR's own trip_fmt.c to use the bitslice DES code
> (in john-1.7.9-fastrip-1.diff), wouldn't it be best for you to just use
> it or build upon it - e.g., add distributed processing capabilities on
> top of JtR?  The latter would even have uses beyond tripcodes.
> And trip_fmt.c in JtR will continue to improve (I have specific future
> changes in mind).
It certainly would be beneficial to build upon JtR however I'm not sure 
if I can since tripcodes also use characters from the Shift-JIS 
character map.

That's an ambitious idea, adding distribution capabilities to JtR. I had 
in fact considered something along those lines.


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