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Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2012 06:33:48 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: Testing longer than 16 character words in crypt-md5

On Mon, Jan 02, 2012 at 07:09:18PM -0700, Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
> Thankyou for the quick answer on this. When I read the documents I
> somehow kept thinking --format=crypt would be the standard Unix DES

--format=crypt is whatever hash types the system provides.  It was
initially introduced for SHA-crypt and SunMD5, but is also usable to
overcome the 15-character limitation of JtR's optimized MD5-crypt.

> version which made me not look at it any further. An OpenMP version
> will be what I will need to look at long term.. for a test case it is
> a 1 CPU E5300 until I can get a better cluster.

E5300 is dual-core, so using an OpenMP build makes sense.


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