[Samba] number of aces in big endian format?

Shirish Pargaonkar shirishpargaonkar at gmail.com
Thu Feb 7 18:53:26 GMT 2008


Not exactly samba but related to ntfs acls, so hope do not get flamed!

Recently I am seeing a response to get security descriptor query to Windows
server as Malformed Packet in wireshark trace and the number of aces
in the dacl in
big endian format.  I thought all the data over the wire was in little
endian format!

I have seen this on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.
Have not intentionally installed any patches on either.

This is causing grief to linux cifs client in acl code, when I parse the dacl,
suddenly now the number of aces is a huge number instead of two or three or
so aces and that is causing oopses in kmalloc'ing.

I know this was not a problem earlier this year or late last year.



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