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Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2012 11:35:40 +0200
From: Frank Dittrich <>
Subject: Re: md5crypt naming conventions Zoo

On 08/01/2012 04:32 AM, Lukas Odzioba wrote:
> This msg is not be super important, but I am confused, and probably
> users will be too.
> 1) User might expect that all that format having X-cuda or X-opencl
> suffixes are some versions od X format
> 2) Currently we have "md5" format for  FreeBSD MD5 and md5crypt-cuda
> and md5crypt-opencl format names for the same.
> Shouldn't we change it to md5-cuda, or change cpu format to md5crypt
> (it might be worth admitting that Korelogic used "md5" name in last
> contest)?

Looking at I think the
preferred name is md5crypt, but Solar didn't want to make that change to
the CPU format right now.

If you change md5crypt to md5, users might confuse it with raw-md5, and
wonder why it is so slow.


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