Anyone using SCO 3.2v4.2 with Samba 1.9.18p3??

Tom Pinkl tom at
Mon Mar 30 16:16:37 GMT 1998

Kevin W. Reed <soldo at> wrote:
> SCO Unix 3.2v4.2
> Samba 1.9.18p3
> Problem with I_STR/SIOCGIFCONF
> I haven't a clue what is wrong here...
> We compiled samba 1.9.18p3 using GCC and everything is working pretty
> much okay.  However, when we start the nmbd server we get an error
> message:
> > I_STR/SIOCGIFCONF: Invalid argument           <<<<<<<<=======ERROR IS HERE
> This SCO platform has all the relevent patches installed (that I know about)
> but apparently there is a problem with this type of call or it is formatted
> incorrectly.
> Looking at the source code, it looks like:
> [interfaces.c]
> My guess is that it isn't being passed the correct information... There
> is an SCO5 section in the source file too, but this is not an SCO5 platform.
> If you are using SCO 3.2v4.2 with this version of Samba, please let me
> know how you got around this.... Thanks...

I'm running SCO 3.2v4.2 with the prior version of Samba (1.9.18p2).  
I saw this error when running smbclient.  

I sent a note regarding this issue to samba-bugs back when 1.9.18p1 
came out.  I don't know what the "proper" fix would be, but I 
commented out the "#define USE_IFREQ" at approximately line 734 of 
includes.h.  When the code is recompiled, the correct code block 
within interfaces.c will be selected for SCO 3.2v4.2.

Hope this helps.
Thomas J. Pinkl                         738 Louis Drive
Unix Systems Programmer                 Warminster, Pa 18974
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