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Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 13:09:43 +0200
From: "Vincent" <>
To: <>
Subject: Re: ZTEX: timeouts and optimizing?

Solar Designer wrote:
>> - What's a good way to determine the maximum speed of individual boards?
>> - If clocked too high, will a board just hang of will guesses be wrong?
>We're testing with many same-salt hashes, where many (or even all) of
>the attempted candidate passwords are expected to crack some hash.  Then
>we make sure that everything actually does get cracked.  Sometimes too
>high a frequency primarily results in timeouts.  Sometimes a moderately
>too high frequency may first result in a small percentage of missed
>cracks, but no timeouts.  Sometimes it's a mix of both.  You can see
>such examples in some postings by me and by Royce.

Is it possible to get access to the same-salt hashes (plus corresponding
passwords) for further testing, for all *-ztex algorithms? Thanks!

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