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Date: Tue, 1 Jan 2013 20:07:32 +0100
From: Frank Dittrich <>
Subject: A few questions regarding the newly added BLAKE2 format

Hi all,

I commented on the recent commit "Add support for BLAKE2 hash function
(", 2620ccc0394051a2e34ac4873fb905d2af18f9ce, on
github, but magnum suggested to take this discussion to john-dev or
john-users, so here we go:

Is BLAKE2 really used as a password hash algorithm? If so, where?

Should we really allow newly added formats to treat ambiguous hashes as
The hash
is considered as valid by raw-sha512 and more than 20 dynamic formats.


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