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Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2006 19:45:13 +0000
From: "Hari Sekhon" <>
Subject: Re: JTR and big patch

good stuff, thanks again!

On 24/03/06, Solar Designer <> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 24, 2006 at 04:56:02PM +0000, Hari Sekhon wrote:
> > Why does the big patch simply not be incorporated directly in to JTR?
> JtR is meant to be very portable, with no dependencies on external
> libraries which might or might not be available on a given system.
> The jumbo patch currently depends on OpenSSL 0.9.7+.  Older versions of
> the patch depended on libdes.
> Then, some of the contributed patches are not of an adequate code
> quality for inclusion (per my standards), there's some code duplication,
> and the implementations are far from optimal.  (Yet it is very helpful
> that those patches are available!)
> I'd like to clean up the source code for the official JtR somewhat, then
> proceed with adding more hash and cipher types.  Ideally, there should
> be fairly optimal yet generic enough implementations of cryptographic
> primitives that newly added high-level hash and cipher types could use,
> without having to bring in their own low-level crypto (unoptimal and
> duplicate code) or depend on third-party libraries.
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