Function to test passphrase
will at cs.wisc.edu
Wed Feb 22 00:18:32 CET 2006
Excellent - this is exactly what I was looking for! You've even saved me the
FYI, I'm trying to recover my ~26 character passphrase. Luckily I *mostly*
remember it (or at least my mnemonic), so I used Regexp::Genex in perl to
generate a few hundred thousand permutations - a manageable size. This, along
with your program, make a good pair.
On Tue, Feb 21, 2006 at 11:35:26PM +0100, Folkert van Heusden wrote:
> I do it by, well, look here: http://www.vanheusden.com/nasty/
> On Tue, Feb 21, 2006 at 01:02:55PM -0600, Will McDonald wrote:
> > Any ideas here? I'm just looking for some pointers out how to do simple
> > passphrase verification of a key. Any direction is appreciated.
> > Thanks,
> > -will
> > On Thu, Feb 02, 2006 at 12:58:24PM -0600, Will McDonald wrote:
> > > Hello,
> > > I'd like to write a little program that would simply test whether a given
> > > passphrase is correct or not for a private key, then return true or false.
> > > I've looked at the sources, but it wasn't immediately obvious to me what gnupg
> > > functions to start with. Obiously there are a few steps to this (loading the
> > > private key, testing the passphrase)...
> > >
> > > Can someone point me to which functions I should be looking at? Also, any
> > > tips?
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > -will
> > --
> > :wq
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