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Date: Fri, 09 Nov 2007 13:53:58 +0000
From: lerdahl@...cast.net
To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: cracking a 12 charactor password

As part of a system audit, I am being asked to audit application admin password. I know it is 12 characters and MD5. I am trying to use John (win32mmx 1.7 multi-patch) with option -i. I have changed the MaxLen to 12. When I run john -i passwordfile (one user's password) I get a message MaxLen = 12 exceeds the compile time limit of 8.

Can john's options be set to try and crack a MD5 password larger then 8 characters? 

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