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Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2013 07:11:50 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: formats that duplicate dynamics

On Sun, Jan 27, 2013 at 08:31:11AM +0530, Dhiru Kholia wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 27, 2013 at 8:05 AM, Solar Designer <> wrote:
> >
> > The "postgre" format at the very least needs to be renamed from the
> > ridiculous "postgre" to "postgres".  This includes the filename,
> > FORMAT_LABEL, and the "$postgre$" prefix string.
> If these changes are final, they will also involve sending a small
> patch to Ettercap project.

Unless anyone suggests a different kind of rename/action (and we agree
on that), yes - we'll likely end up making the above changes.

It is possible that the prefix string will need to be changed to a
$dynamic_*$, though.

> Do you want to do these changes before the upcoming release?


> > However, there's a more general issue: can't the same be implemented as
> > a dynamic format?
> > This general issue probably applies to several other formats as well,
> > including e.g. "mongodb".
> I promised to use dynamic format where I could and I did
> ( is an example).

In those cases, we should also be documenting those dynamics prominently
as being usable for the well-known things that they can be used to crack.
This includes setting their names visible in --test accordingly.

> I will see if the above mentioned formats can be implemented using
> dynamic format.

OK.  Thanks!


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