Richard Sharpe sharpe at
Thu Mar 16 04:01:02 GMT 2000

At 12:34 PM 3/16/00 +1100, 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.

Well, Tru64 Unix runs them in LE mode as well, and I imagine that Linux
does as well.

Off hand, I can't think of any other versions of UNIX that run on Alpha,
but I may be out of touch there.

>wb8tyw at

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