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Date: Wed, 01 Aug 2012 12:44:54 +0200
From: Samuele Giovanni Tonon <>
Subject: Re: md5crypt naming conventions Zoo

On 08/01/2012 11:35 AM, Frank Dittrich wrote:
> 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.

raw-md5 is already raw-md5-opencl on GPU so it should not be a problem


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