Date: Wed, 4 Dec 2013 23:02:34 +0530 From: Sayantan Datta <std2048@...il.com> To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: new format parameter patch for bleeding-jumbo On 11/28/13, magnum <john.magnum@...hmail.com> wrote: > On 2013-09-01 15:25, magnum wrote: >> On 1 Sep, 2013, at 15:14 , Sayantan Datta <std2048@...il.com> wrote: >>>> On Sun, Sep 1, 2013 at 5:09 PM, magnum <john.magnum@...hmail.com> >>>> wrote: >>>> I think we should stop and think for a minute first. Why not just use a >>>> global variable instead? All formats initially set this to zero, even >>>> your mask-enabled ones - so what good does this in the format struct? >>> >>> Yes, for now it does nothing. But I will post a patch for bleeding-mask >>> that will do initial processing of mask during format initialization, at >>> least that is the plan. This will help us in future to write a self test >>> for mask mode. Also I think initial processing of mask should be done >>> during format initialization, not before cracking. >> >> OK. So maybe it should initially tell the maximum figure that may be used, >> and after init/reset it will tell the actual figure for this run? That >> would probably help fixing >> https://github.com/magnumripper/JohnTheRipper/issues/328 too. >> >> I'll apply it now. > > Sayantan, > > As you apparently abandoned the mask mode branch I have now reverted the > above change (in hindsight I was an idiot agreeing to commit it) and I > won't merge any more changes into the bleeding-mask branch. I see no > point in spending my resources on that while you do not. > > magnum > > > magnum, Recently I didn't had enough time and resource to make any worthwhile contributions to bleeding-mask. When things get back to normal I'll certainly try to improve bleeding-mask branch. Until then I'm sorry. :-( Regards, Sayantan
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