Subject: Re: alpha related problems with samba?
To: nm <>
From: Feico Dillema <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 05/14/1998 12:51:43
Your message dated: Thu, 14 May 1998 01:11:53 -0400
>At 12:33 AM 5/14/98 -0400, you wrote:
>>On Thu, May 14, 1998 at 12:21:13AM -0400, nm wrote:
>>> At 08:56 PM 5/13/98 -0700, you wrote:
>>> >On Thu, 14 May 1998 00:03:01 -0400 
>>> > nm <> wrote:
>>> >
>>> > > the package compiled with a few warnings about casts of
>>> > > ints to pointers and it appears that it doesnt work
>>> > > properly...
>>> >
>>> >...if you got these errors, then there are definitely 64-bit problems
>>> >in this code...
>>> ok
>>Just as a point of reference:  samba has run in the past on my
>>Linux/Alpha box without many problems.  So you might look for fixes
>>from that camp.
>good idea...

I've been using a samba server on a multia running NetBSD-1.3, without
problems now for several weeks. Clients are two Windows'95 machines. 
I got the same compiler warnings of course, but as things work for me
relatively well these warnings may not be your actual problem. Fixing the 
warnings is a good thing no metter what, so...

BTW, I didn't get WINS to work though. I tried, spent a night on it and came
to the conclusion that configuring a DNS server is probably a lot easier 
than the WINS stuff. I looks simple at first glance, but when it didn't
work I used tcpdump and debuglog of samba to see what was going on.
You *don't* want to know. It was a nightmare, of the worst kind. I'm not
joking. These mortal eyes have seen....

Feico Dillema.