Follow @Openwall on Twitter for new release announcements and other news
[<prev] [next>] [<thread-prev] [thread-next>] [day] [month] [year] [list]
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2013 22:26:52 +0530
From: Dhiru Kholia <>
Subject: Re: Formats ssh and ssh-ng

On Jan 24, 2013 10:03 PM, "Frank Dittrich" <>
> 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

Powered by blists - more mailing lists

Confused about mailing lists and their use? Read about mailing lists on Wikipedia and check out these guidelines on proper formatting of your messages.