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Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2012 23:47:18 +0100
From: Frank Dittrich <>
Subject: Re: Run-time change of a format's max length

On 12/13/2012 01:15 AM, Solar Designer wrote:
> As to plaintext_length, I intend to add a flag that would indicate
> whether truncation at this length occurs in actual use of the target
> systems (that use hashes of this type) or whether it's a limitation of
> the format as implemented in JtR.

Instead of using just a flag, I'd prefer the actual maximum length
supported by any of the target systems or applications using this hash
type, even if we just make use of this maximum length for
But what if the target system counts the length in characters, not in


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