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Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2019 08:15:29 -0900
From: Royce Williams <royce@...ho.org>
To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: prepending and appending salts in dynamic formats

On Thu, Feb 28, 2019 at 8:00 AM jfoug <jfoug.openwall@....net> wrote:

> On 2/28/2019 10:08 AM, Royce Williams wrote:
> > This Stack Exchange question:
> >
> >
> https://security.stackexchange.com/questions/204439/best-tool-for-cracking-sha-1s-with-unique-pre-and-post-salts
> >
> > ... led me to discover that the dynamic format language has a way to
> > prepend two different salts, but apparently no explicitly append a salt?
> > (Is this correct?)
> >
> The way dynamic is written, there is no 'generic' way to prepend
> anything.  Everything is appended to the growing string, in order.
>

[many other helpful things snipped]

This is something that I hadn't absorbed - the key insight that will help
me to move forward.

Thanks very much!

Royce

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