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Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2012 08:34:03 -0500
From: "jfoug" <>
To: <>
Subject: RE: RACF format

This actually could be a good 'get your feet wet' type task for someone that
is wanting to get started learning about hacking into JtR coding, i.e. some
eager new up/comer coder.  Is there anyone like this who has shown interest,
but has yet to start?

On 07/13/2012 5:08 AM Frank Dittrich wrote:
>On 07/13/2012 11:46 AM, Solar Designer wrote:
>> On Fri, Jul 13, 2012 at 03:06:06PM +0530, Dhiru Kholia wrote:
>>> On Fri, Jul 13, 2012 at 2:26 PM, Solar Designer <>
>>>> racf_fmt_plug.c needs a proper valid(), not just a check for $racf$.
>>> This problems exists in lot of my formats. I am secretly waiting for
>>> Frank to send the patches ;)
>> Don't wait.  Patch.
>Right. I am too busy with other things.
>If I had time, I would prefer to add new/enhanced functionality.
>One other format which still needs an improved valid() is episerver
>(looks like the inappropriate name will stay).
>episerver_fmt.c's valid() also just contains return !strncmp(ciphertext,
>"$episerver$", 11);
>Almost everything you find using
>grep -C 2 "return\s*\!strncmp(ciphertext" *.c
>(except dynamic_fmt.c) needs to be fixed

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