[pmwiki-users] Trouble downloading large files with secure uploads

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud at pobox.com
Mon Nov 12 21:01:14 CST 2007

On Tue, Nov 13, 2007 at 12:24:30PM +1100, Kathryn Andersen wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 13, 2007 at 11:30:17AM +1100, Kathryn Andersen wrote:
> > However, these files are very large, and they are finding it difficult
> > to download them without them being corrupted, because they have to
> > download through their browser, because PmWiki security is done via
> > session cookies.
> > 
> > Is there some other way that this could be done, so that one can still
> > have secure uploads, but one could perhaps use some more reliable
> > external program, (like wget) to download the files?
> Okay, someone at work has suggested that if the URL for secure downloads
> could have the current session-name and session-id appended to it (which
> theoretically should be okay since the person is already logged in)
> then they would be able to cut-and-paste that URL to be used by
> an external program.
> Would this be possible?  PM?

The concept is sound, but the current release of PmWiki doesn't appear 
to have a way to configure this.  I'll update upload.php and either
issue a new release with the change or send you the new version of
upload.php .


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