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Offline samstgt

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Lenghth of generated password (0.6.1 beta)
« on: June 16, 2005, 08:35:39 PM »
The length of the generated password is only like the choosen length until a from the hash-algorithm specific lenght.

My character set:
1234567890qwertzuiopü+asdfghjklöä#<yxcvbnm,.-!§$%&/()=?QWERTZUIOPÜ*ASDFGHJKLÖÄ'>YXCVBNM;:_|\

Hash-Algorithm: HMAC-MD5

If I choose a lenght over 20, the generated password sticks with the 20 characters.
For Hash-Algorithm SHA-256 is the max. length 10 characters.

Hope it's easy to fix, because the possibility to use specific characters is great.

Bye
samstgt

Offline Eric H. Jung

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Lenghth of generated password (0.6.1 beta)
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2005, 09:55:33 PM »
Hi Samstgt,
Glad to hear umlaut characters work in generated passwords.

Thanks for reporting the length issue. I will fix it before 0.6.1 is released.
In case you are interested, the reason it's occuring is because the radix you've chosen -- 94 -- encodes an enormous amount of data in each character. There's probably not enough data to enocde more than 10-20 characters.

-Eric
« Last Edit: June 16, 2005, 09:57:02 PM by grimholtz »

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Lenghth of generated password (0.6.1 beta)
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2005, 09:55:33 PM »