Date: Fri, 3 Oct 2014 7:00:45 -0400 From: <jfoug@....net> To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com Cc: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> Subject: Re: John the Ripper v22.214.171.124-bleeding-jumbo-2014-09-28 for windows is available on the custom-builds wiki page ---- Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> wrote: > On Thu, Oct 02, 2014 at 07:50:19PM -0400, Rich Rumble wrote: > > On Thu, Oct 2, 2014 at 7:46 PM, magnum <john.magnum@...hmail.com> wrote: > > > > > I'm afraid this version (just assuming from Sep 28 in the filename) likely > > > have an immature version of Sayantan's new, faster, mask mode. It entered > > > the scene in Sep 24 and still isn't 100% stable as of now (we have a resume > > > problem with node/fork and still regression testing other things) so > > > there's no point in updating it yet though. We should have a good version > > > within a day or two. Sorry 'bout that! > > > > In addition, Fork doesn't work well with Cygwin, I'm not sure if it should > > have a disable option or if it does. Node I've not tried enough, but I've > > posted a few times about Fork issues. Truth be told, I have not tried fork > > on 64-bit cygwin however. > > --fork support is excluded from Windows builds by default: > > #if defined(__DJGPP__) || defined(__CYGWIN32__) || defined(_MSC_VER) || defined(__MINGW32__) > #define OS_FORK 0 > #else > #define OS_FORK 1 > #endif Not fully the case, since fork support is controlled by autoconfig in a AC build. The configure script lists FORK as being available AND working on cygwin builds. It IS NOT, at least for JtR. We simply have not removed the option by force over the incorrect guess of the configure process.
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