endianness and IVAL() et al
garrem at alum.rpi.edu
Tue Jan 30 20:23:42 GMT 2001
Hi, i just joined this list to ask a quick question regarding
Samba 2.0.7 which i couldn't find addressed in the archives.
Apologies in advance if it's a dumb or inappropriate question...
Do the little-endian byteorder.h macros such as IVAL() depend
upon the system architecture actually being little-endian?
Specifically i am interested in line 690 of chgpasswd.c,
new_pw_len = IVAL(lmdata, 512);
This is on AIX 4.3.3 RS/6000, a big-endian machine. When
Windows users attempt to change their network passwords, it
fails and the following debug message occurs:
Jan 30 13:28:49 58h smbd: [2001/01/30 13:28:49, 0] smbd/chgpasswd.c:check_oem_password(693)
Jan 30 13:28:49 58h smbd: check_oem_password: incorrect password length (296464145).
The funky password length in the error message makes me wonder
if the use of IVAL here is correct in a big-endian environment.
Am i way off base?
Thanks in advance for any info,
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