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Date: Sun, 1 Nov 2009 22:39:59 +0300
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: JTR with patches V2 - dict limits.

On Sun, Nov 01, 2009 at 05:24:31PM +0100, websiteaccess wrote:
>  I use the great with jim's patches (v2).
>  With very large dictionary (from 2 up to 7 gigas) I get the following 
> error :
>    ftell: Value too large to be stored in data type

This is the expected behavior for a 32-bit build of JtR when a wordlist
exceeds 2 GB in size.  You need a 64-bit build for wordlists this large.

This was addressed on this mailing list before, including in response to
a message of yours (W.A.) -

* On wordlists larger than 2 GB requiring a 64-bit build of JtR (2009/02/19)
    * Mac OS X specific (2009/06/14)
    * On enhancing JtR to support Large Files on 32-bit (2008/12/09)

Last time, you actually complained about not getting a "proper" error
(like the one above), but getting improper progress reporting.  Maybe
something got fixed in Mac OS X since then.  The behavior you're
reporting now is more correct.

Of course, there's room for improvement of JtR itself, but nothing has
been done on this, so whatever was said in the old postings referenced
above still applies.


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