vorlon at netexpress.net
Thu Mar 16 02:00:16 GMT 2000
On Thu, 16 Mar 2000, John E. Malmberg wrote:
> Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <lkcl at samba.org> 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.
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