%$ substitutions seem to be truncated?

Richard Sharpe sharpe at ns.aus.com
Sat Oct 23 16:36:12 GMT 1999


I said:

>I have been looking at %$ substitutions, and they appear to be truncated on 
>the 2.0.6pre1 implementation I am using.
>I am not yet sure if it is a client thing or a server thing, and will check, 
>but has anyone seen this?
>I had:
>  server string = Some inane string : %$(MACHTYPE)
>and I get: Some inane string : i586-pc-l

Damn, further investigation shows that it was the SMB protocol truncating
the field ... Samba is doing the right thing.

Richard Sharpe, sharpe at ns.aus.com, Master Linux Administrator :-),
Samba (Team member, www.samba.org), Ethereal (Team member, www.zing.org)
Co-author, SAMS Teach Yourself Samba in 24 Hours
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