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Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2013 18:12:38 +0100
From: Frank Dittrich <>
Subject: Re: Min password length

On 01/23/2013 04:26 PM, wrote:
> ---- Frank Dittrich <> wrote: 
>> On 01/23/2013 02:45 PM, wrote:
>>> What about formats which have a min password length?  Do we have a mechanism to tell JtR to not try any words that are shorter than X bytes long?  I know we have external filters to force this, but that is not the question.  Do we have a way to automatically do this?
>>> There are algorithms that specify minimal, so trying words less than the min length is a total waste of resources.

$ ./john --list=hidden-options |grep min
--min-length=N            request a minimum candidate length


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