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Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2009 23:36:11 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: syntax md5 salted - syntax help -

On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 08:50:56PM +0200, websiteaccess wrote:
> with this capability :
> Benchmarking: PHPS MD5 [MD5(MD5($pass).$salt)]... DONE
> Many salts:	3299K c/s real, 3510K c/s virtual
>  what is the syntax to for MD5 salted ? -> ./john -format=????? 
> -i:digits  test.txt

The command-line option is "--format=phps", but you don't need to
specify it as long as the input file is of the expected format.

>  what is the right syntax in the hashfile.txt
>  login:hash:salt ?
>  login:hash (tab) salt ?
>  others ?

The input file syntax is described in a comment in PHPS_fmt.c.  In
general, *_fmt.c files in the patched source tree are the place to check
for such info.

However, I expect that none of this is of much help to you on this
specific occasion, because this "format" implements very specific use of
MD5 only.  Here's another related patch, limited in another way:

It's high time someone implemented a more generic salted raw MD5 support
patch like I proposed here:


P.S. "ooops I forgot" was an extremely bad choice for a message Subject.
It would have been better for you to "reply" to your own sent message,
keeping the thread and the Subject.

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