[Samba] 2.2.8a - string overflow by 6 in string_sub

Thomas Bork knuffelmail at gmx.de
Thu Jan 22 19:05:46 GMT 2004

Hallo Gerald Carter,

> >>>[2004/01/21 23:30:00, 0] lib/util_str.c:string_sub(1221)
> >>>   ERROR: string overflow by 6 in string_sub(%m, 73)
> > 
> > [...]
> > 
> >>No more work is being done (nor planned on 2.2.x).  3.0 is your only 
> >>option.  Sorry.
> > 
> > 
> > that's a pitty.
> > 3.x is not stable enough at this time.
> I'd disagree but that's just my opinion.  Have you run 3.0?

I had problems with german special characters in file and user names (fixed
in later versions), macro-problems in global section and the special
homes-share (%S) (fixed?) and so on.
Samba 2.2.8a ist stable enough for www.eisfair.org, but 3.x not at this
time. I think I have to wait for 3.0.2 or later.

I think I have found the problem with the string overflow in 2.2.8a. It was
a W2K client with a NETBIOS name with 14 characters. The error occured while
mapping a network drive.

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