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Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2010 11:24:01 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: external username

On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 07:41:05PM -0400, Waylon Grange wrote:
> Is there a way to access the user name from within an external function?

No, primarily because no external function is invoked per-user and also
because the loader would need to treat different usernames as different
salts first.

> I have a db that stores the password as sha1(username+password) and would
> rather not make a world list of all user name and word list combinations.

Understood.  We need to introduce a new "format" for that.


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