How the heck can it work?

Ron Alexander rcalex at
Fri Jul 28 13:25:23 GMT 2000

I have the auth working. What was it you suggeted I check? Please be
specific, I am not very familiar with all things to do with networking.

I know what a getpeername is, but I have no idea what a client_name and
client_addr are.


-----Original Message-----
From: James Sutherland [mailto:jas88 at]
Sent: July 25, 2000 4:33 PM
To: Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
Cc: Ron Alexander; Gerald Carter; Samba-Technical
Subject: RE: How the heck can it work?

On Wed, 26 Jul 2000, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:

> On Tue, 25 Jul 2000, James Sutherland wrote:
> > On Wed, 26 Jul 2000, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
> >
> > > possible problems with getpeername() when running from inetd?
> >
> > Sorry? The problem here was with user authentication - VOS doesn't
> > the encrypted password when asked, even for root. It looks as if Ron now
> > has a fix for that.
> >
> > If you were meaning my explanation of inetd's operation would break
> > getpeername(),
> yes.  worth checking that client_name and client_addr work, when running
> from inetd.

Good point. Once Ron has finished including auth support, it should work
well enough for him to check that - Ron??


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