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Date: Sat, 5 Jan 2013 10:41:01 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: Mask mode (was Password Generation on GPU)

Hi Myrice -

On Wed, Jan 02, 2013 at 01:29:28AM -0800, Myrice Li wrote:
> After a long time break, I will resume my work. :) I am trying to start
> with mask mode.


> The reset() and done() interfaces have something I don't
> very understand changes in x86-64.s. Though they may
> the corresponding assembly of interfaces change. But in case of I
> misunderstand some thing, I will leave them there.

Yes, they're required to make the assembly code consistent with the
interface change.

> After mask mode is done,
> I think it is the time merge the bitmaps, set_mask() and mask mode together
> and replace the hard coded password generation.


>  After reread this, I think I understand more about what you mean than last
> summer. Standalone mask mode is desired anyway from discussion I see. But
> it would be the independent mode regardless whether we crack on CPU or GPU.
> What I want to do is trying to add mask mode from now on. But I am still
> looking at adding options to JtR. I may only spend weekend for this. I will
> let you know when I finished the first version.

Sounds fine.



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