Date: Sun, 17 Jun 2012 22:55:41 +0200 From: magnum <john.magnum@...hmail.com> To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: [patch] optional new raw sha1 implemetation On 2012-06-17 22:23, Simon Marechal wrote: > On 06/17/2012 09:57 PM, Frank Dittrich wrote: >> But since both formats crack the same hashes, the final goal should be >> to have one format, with proper #ifdefs..., or am I missing something? > > The current format will be slower, but works with longer passwords. The > limit to 15 characters is acceptable for most workloads, but not all. > Keeping both is however detrimental to the usability ... There's also the ingredience of competition... I wrote the NT2 format just for comparing how Simon's intrinsics would do compared to Alain's format. To my surprise it could compete, despite not reversing steps. I was hoping that would trigger Alain to push his format further, but he didn't (yet) :) magnum
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