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Date: Sun, 15 May 2005 04:27:25 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: NT hast maxlen questions...

On Sat, May 14, 2005 at 10:41:35AM -0700, Whom Ever wrote:
> NT hashes are not split correct?

Yes.  They are not.

> So in john.conf
> (1.6.38 patched with NT hash capability) if I change
> maxlen in incremental all it indicated that I need to
> do that at compile time.

You can't set it beyond 8 with the default params.h settings and the
supplied *.chr files.

> If 8 will not get a 12
> character NT hash (i.e., it's not split like LANMAN)
> where do I make the adjustment and recompile?

It's CHARSET_LENGTH and other CHARSET_* settings in params.h (as
you've already discovered by now).  But there're some good reasons to
not alter them.  I'll explain in my response to your other e-mail.

Alexander Peslyak <solar at>
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