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Date: Sat, 18 May 2013 22:04:12 +0200
From: Simon Marechal <>
Subject: Re: Incremental mode in

On 05/18/2013 09:55 PM, Solar Designer wrote:
> Thanks!  I am tuning it further.  Things like "min(count + 2,
> CHARSET_SIZE - 1)" or "max(count, 5)" work somewhat better, especially
> in terms of efficiency early on (which you noticed wasn't great).

This might be controversial, but I believe that "early" efficiency is
meaningless for that kind of generator. Every sane person will run some
kind of dictionary based attack before resorting to incremental.

I will run tests comparing all versions against my "hard" list of
plaintexts to check this use case.

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