Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2013 23:55:54 +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 11:49 PM, Frank Dittrich wrote: > 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). I just realized that's exactly what you suggested. Time to get some sleep. Frank
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