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Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2013 08:45:49 -0500
From: Jon Schipp <jonschipp@...il.com>
To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: SSHA-512 supported?

I have gcc on the box.

On Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 2:36 AM, magnum <john.magnum@...hmail.com> wrote:
> On 14 Feb, 2013, at 3:26 , Stephen John Smoogen <smooge@...il.com> wrote:
>> On 13 February 2013 15:06, magnum <john.magnum@...hmail.com> wrote:
>>> Excerpt:
>>>> If the left brace ( { ) is the first character of the value that the Salt parameter specifies, then the Loadable Password Algorithm (LPA) uses the name that is specified within the braces ( {} ). A set of salt characters follows the LPA name and ends with a dollar sign ($). The length of the salt character depends on the specified LPA. The following example shows a possible value for the SMD5 LPA that the Salt parameter specifies:
>>>> {SMD5}JVDbGx8K$
>>>
>>>
>>> So the same tests written in C should work. Jon, can you compile a trivial C program on that box? I mean, is there a compiler available?
>>>
>>> magnum
>>
>>
>> * To generate smd5 password hash compatible to standard salted MD5,
>> * add the following option line for smd5 stanza.
>> *       lpa_options = std_hash=true
>> *
>> * Note : password hash generated with this option won't be compatible with
>> * hash generated without this option.
>> *
>>
>> It would be interesting to see what format the strings take when this
>> option is set also. That might give a better version to look for.
>
> Yes I saw that in some documentation. I can think of two alternatives with very different outcome: Normal crypt-MD5 and RFC 3112... and I tend to think it's actually the latter.
>
> magnum

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