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Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2012 20:33:32 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: md5crypt naming conventions Zoo

Lukas -

On Wed, Aug 01, 2012 at 04:32:32AM +0200, Lukas Odzioba wrote:
> 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.

Yes.  "md5" is to be renamed in 1.8, but not earlier.

> Shouldn't we change it to md5-cuda,


> or change cpu format to md5crypt

Yes, but later.

> (it might be worth admitting that Korelogic used "md5" name in last
> contest)?

I guess that was influenced by JtR specifically.

> In my opinion this is a bit messy and I am going to change file names
> (currently cryptmd5* - naming Zoo), once again and do not want to do
> it again later when we realize this problem.

OK to start changing the filenames to make them consistent with format
names if you like, although in general I am more concerned about user
visible format names than about filenames in the source tree.  This is
why we took care of the former for jumbo-6 (except for names that
originate in core), but not of the latter yet.



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