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Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2014 18:49:49 -0400
From: "Robert Harris" <>
To: <>
Subject: RE: Having trouble uploading to the wiki

Alex and Others,

I finally got two versions uploaded.

I compressed the two directories into .rar files and got their size down
more (nothing missing).

John-the-Ripper-v1.8.0.2-bleeding-jumbo-2014-09-28-Win-x32.rar (35,319,710
John-the-Ripper-v1.8.0.2-bleeding-jumbo-2014-09-28-Win-x64.rar (35,671,904

But, I don't think that is as a popular for as zip.  Oh, well I hope no one
that needs it has issues with that format.

I still think the size limit needs to be raised.

So, I updated the custom builds wiki page to show the .rar links.  But for
some reason they don't work.  I'll keep working on it, but if anyone has an
idea, that would be nice.

-Robert B. Harris from VA

-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Harris [] 
Sent: Thursday, October 02, 2014 2:11 PM
Subject: RE: [john-users] Having trouble uploading to the wiki


I'd rather upload a complete file, and not take out the files like *.chr
Also for cygwin windows builds there are 20 DLLs that are needed.

So, I was before using legacy zip compression.  So I zip with a better
compression and the file is a .zipx and about 5 megs smaller. 
When I tried to upload that, it says " Upload denied. This file extension is

Can/Will you increase the upload size restriction?

Frank and Alex,
The exact error messages is just 1 word "failed".

I'm not behind a corp. firewall.

-Robert Harris

-----Original Message-----
From: Solar Designer []
Sent: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 8:55 PM
Subject: Re: [john-users] Having trouble uploading to the wiki

Hi Robert,

On Wed, Oct 01, 2014 at 07:09:50PM -0400, Robert Harris wrote:
> I go to here to upload, as always:
> text

When I upload files to the wiki, I do so by clicking the picture icon when
editing a wiki page.  I am "unaware" of URLs like the above, and you
shouldn't need to be aware of that URL either.

OK, I've just checked - yes, the pop-up window with title "Media Files
[Openwall Community Wiki]" has the exact URL you mentioned.

> I attempt to upload the following file:
> (38,447,718
> bytes)
> It counts up to 100% percent for the first time, then it again counts 
> up to 100% percent.
> Then is shows failed.
> (Why does it count twice?  I don't remember it doing that before.)

I think I haven't seen it display upload progress percentage at all.
Maybe this is somehow browser-specific.

> There are only two thing I can think of is that maybe I'm hitting some 
> size limit or maybe the name is too long.
> Is there really a 50 M bit file limit, or is it less than advertised?

It may be less.  We have these PHP settings:

post_max_size = 50M
upload_max_filesize = 50M

and DokuWiki derives its reported file size limit from them as follows:

 * Returns the size uploaded files may have
 * This uses a conservative approach using the lowest number found
 * in any of the limiting ini settings
 * @returns int size in bytes
function media_getuploadsize(){
    $okay = 0;

    $post = (int) php_to_byte(@ini_get('post_max_size'));
    $suho = (int) php_to_byte(@ini_get(''));
    $upld = (int) php_to_byte(@ini_get('upload_max_filesize'));

    if($post && ($post < $okay || $okay == 0)) $okay = $post;
    if($suho && ($suho < $okay || $okay == 0)) $okay = $suho;
    if($upld && ($upld < $okay || $okay == 0)) $okay = $upld;

    return $okay;

I'm not familiar with PHP internals to tell if any encoding overhead is
counted against any of these limits.

> So, I made a copy of the above file and renamed it  I 
> attempted to upload this file. I get two 100%, then the failed error.

Try uploading a smaller file.  In fact, I'd prefer that you don't make these
builds that large.  Can you exclude the non-essential *.chr files, like I do
for official 1.8 tarballs?  Just refer to a separate archive for those

> Also the upload speed seems a little slow, I've got a pretty good 
> upload speed.

Just how slow is it?  Maybe you're hitting a timeout.



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