Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2013 22:26:52 +0530 From: Dhiru Kholia <dhiru.kholia@...il.com> To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Formats ssh and ssh-ng On Jan 24, 2013 10:03 PM, "Frank Dittrich" <frank_dittrich@...mail.com> wrote: > > On 01/24/2013 05:08 PM, Dhiru Kholia wrote: > > On Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 8:50 PM, Frank Dittrich > >> This would allow to pick the fastest of several benchmarks for > >> performance comparison in relbench. > >> (Of course, the format name should only be changed if both formats > >> understand the same canonical hash representation and if ssh-ng doesn't > >> produce false positives.) > > > > ssh-ng *might* produce false positives (but it hasn't so far!) and > > making ssh-ng understand old-style hashes requires more work (i.e. > > patches welcome). > > > > Hence, for now, it is better to treat them as separate formats. > > But once ssh-ng makes sure it doesn't produce false positives anymore, > it will still be much faster (except when the ratio of password > candidates to correct passwords is close to 1), right? > > If so, at some point in the future, the old ssh format can be dropped > (or moved to unused), and ssh-ng will become the new ssh, right? > Yes, that's right. Content of type "text/html" skipped
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