[Samba] Re: number of aces in big endian format?

Shirish Pargaonkar shirishpargaonkar at gmail.com
Thu Feb 7 19:00:50 GMT 2008

On 2/7/08, Shirish Pargaonkar <shirishpargaonkar at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> 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.
> Regards,
> Shirish

smbcacls works fine, I see number of aces in little endian format.
Must be something linux cifs client that is doing?  But why just number of aces?

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