Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2012 10:45:54 +0200 From: Frank Dittrich <frank_dittrich@...mail.com> To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: automation equipped working place of hash cracker, proposal On 04/13/2012 06:14 PM, Aleksey Cherepanov wrote: > Could you imagine common interface for all multiple and single computer with > local or/and remote access? Assume that we already have abstract cracking > device that hides such technical details. So we have one or more persons > interacting with this device while it handles all dirty work like > distribution. Also assume that among all persons we have one which really > "push buttons" while others just suggest what to do. So there are only one > real person and one real computer. > > I mean that if we hide technical details than we have only one case: one > person with one computer. And there probably is optimal work flow for that > person. For other cases it varies a bit. But we could (try to) make real > interface (in software) that hides technical differences. And I think that is > what I intend to do. > > It seems to be too general and hard to do. So we stick only to optimal work > flow and do interface supporting only that. Is it rational? Or maybe it would > be harder than to develop general abstraction and employ it to support our > optimal work flow, wouldn't it? While this decision has to be made at some point before actual coding starts, I believe it is necessary to evaluate what could be gained by trying to automatically search for new patterns and automatically adjust the search strategy vs. supporting a common interface which lets you treat various resources as a single "cracking device", but lacking support for adjusting the strategy automatically. Frank
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