Follow @Openwall on Twitter for new release announcements and other news
[<prev] [next>] [thread-next>] [day] [month] [year] [list]
Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2021 13:55:21 -0600
From: alan somers <>
Subject: Help crafting a specific ruleset

I need to recover one of my own passwords that I've forgotten.  But I
haven't *completely* forgotten it, only *slightly* forgotten.  So I think
John can recover it quickly if I can just figure out how to craft a
suitably specific ruleset.  Could somebody please help me?

* I remember the beginning (let's call it "abc")
* I have a pretty good idea of the length.  It's probably between X and Y
characters long
* The remaining characters are drawn from a small set (let's call it
* No character is repeated
* I even have a good guess at the order of the characters, though obviously
not perfect.  Ideally John would be able to start from my guess and iterate
from there.

How would I express this to John?

Thanks in advance,

Powered by blists - more mailing lists

Confused about mailing lists and their use? Read about mailing lists on Wikipedia and check out these guidelines on proper formatting of your messages.