Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2013 23:49:46 +0100 From: Frank Dittrich <frank_dittrich@...mail.com> To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: External mode filter vs max length On 01/23/2013 11:43 PM, magnum wrote: > So there is room for improvement here, but it is specific to the new options but External mode filters in general. We could do something like this: > > 1. All places that currently check for min/max lengths should refrain from doing so if an external filter is used. > > 2. The external mode (not the john.conf stuff, but external.c) should enforce the limits to the *final* candidate. 3. If the length is greater than maximum length for the format in question (because the external mode didn't care about any limits), the password must be truncated to the format's maximum length (because many formats rely on this). Frank
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