SAMBA 2.0.6 Available for OpenVMS VAX 7.1 and OpenVMS Alpha 7.2
John E. Malmberg
wb8tyw at qsl.net
Mon Nov 13 00:02:16 GMT 2000
SAMBA 2.0.6 is now available for testing on VAX and ALPHA.
The preliminary VAX testing uncovered a bug in the UNIX samba build
and a two bugs in the FRONTPORT library.
As such, all zip archives have been updated to reflect the new builds.
see http://eisner.decus.org/~malmberg/frontport/ and
http://eisner.decus.org/~malmberg/samba/ for the kits.
I do not have much testing done on the VAX build.
Occasionally the NMBD program stops responding and attempts to kill it
cause it to go into an RWMBX state. If you observe this as a chronic
problem, then try using the NMBD program from an earlier version of
The bug found in the SAMBA code was a case where when NMBD checked to
see if there were more interfaces and the TCP/IP program in use did not
support that call, it then attempted to do a memcmp of a negative
number of bytes. This resulted in an Access Violation on OpenVMS-VAX
and TCP/IP 4.2. This has now been fixed in the SAMBA UNIX code.
It may also have only shown up because of other bugs that have since
fixed with the VAX transfer vectors and linker option files.
The FRONTPORT library had a bug where when an fopen() call failed, it
would not return the proper errno value.
The FRONTPORT library had a bug where a buffer of 33 bytes was
allocated for receiving the user's default device name, but the
SYS$GETUAI call was told that 64 bytes were available. It worked on
OpenVMS ALPHA 7.2, but not OpenVMS VAX 7.1.
The FRONTPORT library was dependent on privilege mask symbols being
present on ALPHA that where not present prior to OpenVMS 7.2.
SAMBA and FRONTPORT will mostly compile clean using DEC C 6.0. DEC C
6.2 produces informational diagnostics.
Bug reports are welcome, and I would encourage them to be posted on
comp.os.vms or samba-vms at samba.org. At this time I can not say when
and if I will be able to respond to them.
wb8tyw at qsl.network
malmberg at eisner.decus.organization
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