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Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 15:22:55 -0600
From: "Joshua J. Drake" <>
Subject: Re: Strange DES for me...

On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 07:36:29PM +0000, Ruben Lara wrote:
> So, my doubt is, john can work with 4098 different salts? 
> How john work with them or why?
> Am i totally confused?


john uses only the bottom 6 bits of each byte of the salt chars.  The
upper two bits of each byte are discarded.  It works, and should be

Joshua J. Drake

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