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Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 11:52:45 +0530
From: Dhiru Kholia <>
Subject: Re: mozilla format

On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 3:58 AM, magnum <> wrote:
> I see the salt struct size for my test file is just 360 bytes. Is this
> the size they will "always" have or could it be much larger? 360 bytes
> would easily fit hex-encoded in the input file, meaning we'd have no
> dependency of any original database file after having run mozilla2john.
> Most of the current get_salt() functionality would move inside
> mozilla2john, and new get_salt() would just read the hex-blob and
> populate the struct.

This is a good idea. Something similar to pdf format can be done here.

By salt struct do you mean "struct KeyCrackData" in KeyDBCracker.h?

> One big benefit is you could add test vectors...

Yes, it would be very useful for testing and bench-marking.


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