Steve Langasek vorlon at
Thu Mar 16 02:00:16 GMT 2000

On Thu, 16 Mar 2000, John E. Malmberg wrote:

> Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <lkcl at> wrote:
> > when you have a workstation join to a tng domain with smbpasswd file as
> > the sam database, it _should_ now set the trust account password
> > correctly, and this will have been noticeably failing before on any
> > non-intel-word-order machines such as sun ultras and dec alphas etc.

> Compaq Alpha's are switch hitters on big or little endians.  You can not
> assume the mode based on the chip.

> OpenVMS uses the words in Intel order.  I do not know about the different
> UNIX based operating systems that run on it.

I wasn't aware that the Alpha was bi-endian:  I'd never heard anything to the
effect that it worked in anything *other* than intel order.  (It's definitely
big-endian under Linux and NT, and OpenVMS as well.)

MIPS, OTOH, tends to be rather unpredictable.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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