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Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2012 20:43:12 +0530
From: Dhiru Kholia <dhiru.kholia@...il.com>
To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: get_salt return question

On Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 8:35 PM, jfoug <jfoug@....net> wrote:
>>What happens to the return address from get_salt? Does JtR internally
>>copies the data (upto SALT_SIZE) and and later gives it to set_salt?
>
> Yes.  I believe JtR allocates a buffer, and copies it (based upon the
> format's salt_size, which is usually set by SALT_SIZE being assigned to it).

Understood. Will this internal saving work if the salt is complex
nested data structure with some variables (in the nested structures)
being dynamically allocated. I tried implementing "custom-salt" for
mozilla format with no luck so far.

-- 
Cheers,
Dhiru

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