hashlogs is a command-line utility that hashes the part before a space on
each line from stdin with blake2b keyed with an ephemeral randomly-generated
key and writes to stdout.
cargo install hashlogs
No command line argument. Reads from stdin and writes to stdout.
When the program starts, it obtains 16 randomly-generated bytes (128 bits) of entropy from the system random number generator. These bytes are used as the key to the blake2b hash function. The key is forgotten when the program exits.
This has the effect that during a given run of the program, occurrences of the same hash input result in the same hash output. However, after the execution has ended, it's infeasible to try to reverse the hash by brute force, because the key is not known.
If the hash function was not keyed (or the input wasn't alternatively salted), it would be feasible to brute force a relatively small input space, such as the IPv4 address space.
8 bytes of output are taken for each hash. The value is represented as upper-case hexadecimal (16 ASCII characters).
Lines are considered to be separated by a line feed. Lines that don't contain a space are discarded. The part of each line that precedes the first space on the line is hashed. The rest of the line is not modified.
Operations are performed on bytes, so character encoding issues are garbage in, garbage out.
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