secrets.tdb - byte order independent? (SPARC/INTEL)
abartlet at samba.org
Fri Mar 5 23:06:34 GMT 2004
On Sat, 2004-03-06 at 03:48, Paul Griffith wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I am trying to run Samba in parallel on two platforms, namely
> Solaris/SPARC and Linux/Intel. Each platform have it's own natively
> complied binaries, but they share the same config directory.
This sounds like you are asking for trouble. Why should they share a
config directory? TDB on NFS is considered a *really* bad idea.
> Now when I start the smbd and nmbd binaries on Linux/Intel it will
> recreate the secrets.tdb file. So the question is since secrets.tdb is a
> binary file doesn Samba do anything internally to keep the file byte order
> Can I convert the Solaris generated secrets.tdb to a format that is usable
> on Linux/Intel. It would be a **ROYAL** pain to have each PC rejoin our
> domain just because of one file.
TDB *should* be able to be transported, but I don't think it gets tested
much. I think we still have some 'unpacked' data structures in our TDB.
> If you need any more info please let me know.
> We are running Samba v2.2.8a
You should upgrade to 3.0.2a, if you want to run a PDC. (3.0 supports
these things much better)
Andrew Bartlett abartlet at pcug.org.au
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College abartlet at hawkerc.net
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