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Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2006 02:52:41 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: maxlen=14 exceeds the compile-time limit of 8

On Thu, Aug 10, 2006 at 02:22:37PM +0100, wrote:
> i retrieve hashes using cachedump and submitted to john, patched 
> for mscash format, in a windows environment .

You would have better luck cracking the weaker LM hashes if you can get
at those.

> I set 
> minlenght=maxlenght=14 in incremental parm of john.ini (I know that pw 
> lenght is 14 and contains letters and numbers).
> Launching...john send 
> me the message above and abort !
> How can i treat that type of pws?

My advice is that you use cracking modes other than "incremental" for
passwords that are this long.  The limitation applies to "incremental"
mode only.

You can also review these more elaborate answers that I provided when
this question was raised before:

Alexander Peslyak <solar at>
GPG key ID: B35D3598  fp: 6429 0D7E F130 C13E C929  6447 73C3 A290 B35D 3598 - bringing security into open computing environments

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