Date: Sat, 7 Apr 2012 15:56:08 +0400 From: Aleksey Cherepanov <aleksey.4erepanov@...il.com> To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: GSoC project - collaborative and distibuted cracking tool (suitable for the contest) On Fri, Apr 06, 2012 at 07:43:21AM +0200, Frank Dittrich wrote: > On 03/23/2012 03:19 PM, Aleksey Cherepanov wrote: > > Since the time I participated in CrackMeIfYouCan the idea to make > > john-users team to win it is stuck to me. > [...] > > What do you think? > > I think it's OK that your motivation to contribute to JtR during this > year's GSoC has been provoked by last year's CrackMeIfYouCan participation. > > But for the GSoC project, the focus should be on features which are > relevant to JtR usage beyond a CrackMeIfYouCan contest. That is totally right. > There are enough similarities in requirements for a cracking contest and > for reaL-life cracking scenarios, e.g.: supporting the need to > efficiently collect and analyze the results and log files from > distributed cracking sessions or a team of pen-testers working together, > to determine the direction of further cracking attempts based on > previous results, and so on. In the most general form it seems to be a too big task for summer because it would include at least 2 projects listed on the ideas page. So to orient onto the contest but to skip any contest specific parts may be necessary to take real results during summer (in a form of the win) and to provide a good base for next development as a general outcome from the project. I do not know. Though I know that my view of subject at some points differ from others. So I would like to hear more opinions to understand the right way. > If, in the end, your contribution during the GSoC helps the John the > Ripper team win this year's contest, I wouldn't mind ;) Thanks! Regards, Aleksey Cherepanov
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