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Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2012 12:35:56 +0200
From: Samuele Giovanni Tonon <samu@...uxasylum.net>
To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: fast hashes on GPU

On 04/13/2012 12:27 PM, Solar Designer wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 12:06:14PM +0200, Samuele Giovanni Tonon wrote:
>> hashcat solved the problem, "sorting" password length from shorter to
>> longer; i suspect atom does that so he can create/destroy cl buffers
>> accordingly
> 
> I am totally unfamiliar with hashcat, but I thought it was generating
> candidate passwords right on the GPU, which is how it avoided the same
> issue.  Does the sorting you're referring to, if it exists, apply to
> some invocation mode where the candidate passwords come from the CPU?

Actually i'm not so familiar with hashcat too but i had a very large
hashfile and a very large dictionary file (sorted alphabetically not by
length)  and i saw that first password to be guessed were the shorter one.
Unfortunately i'm not able to replicate the test atm.

Cheers
Samuele

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