I have read up on rainbow tables and think I understand the idea behind them. However, I find that it would be better for me to actually attempt to implement a (very basic) rainbow table generator in order to get a proper feel to using rainbow tables.
However, I face the problem of there not being descriptions on how to actually generate one. More specifically, I have found no descriptions on what reduction functions to use. Nor have I found out how many hashes a chain contains. Everything I have found has all been "hash then reduce" or "use OphCrack/RainbowCrack".
Is there information that takes me through the actual steps to generate chains and search through them? I want to learn how to make the tables, not how to use other peoples' programs.
Please do not link me to these websites:
http://kestas.kuliukas.com/RainbowTables/ http://project-rainbowcrack.com/tutorial.htm http://www.ethicalhacker.net/content/view/94/24/ http://www.thetazzone.com/tutorial-rainbow-tables/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_table