Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2012 08:17:22 +0100 From: Frank Dittrich <frank_dittrich@...mail.com> To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Adding a new format On 01/30/2012 02:43 AM, jfoug@....net wrote: > This really would be good for a wiki page. > A page listing the functions, when they are called within john, > and how they should be viewed. > Then the differences between salted and unsalted formats, etc. Some information about when/how to use *_fmt_plug.c, and when not to use it, advantages of the *_fmt_plug approach (no modifications to john.c, Makefile, ...). Also, some information about how to use common basic functions (like SHA-1 digest or MD5 digest functions, how to first make sure the general functionality works, then how provide optimized versions. Providing links to github comparing 2 revisions of a sample format might (prior to optimization and after optimization) may be all that is needed. Frank
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