Bug 3218 - dip S/Key code is confused about endian-ness
dip S/Key code is confused about endian-ness
Status: CLOSED NEXTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: dip (Show other bugs)
6.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-06-02 15:50 EDT by mcintosh
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-06-02 16:40:25 EDT
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Description mcintosh 1999-06-02 15:50:54 EDT
The dip code for S/Key has always been broken on Linux/x86.
(Someone used "dos" as a proxy for "x86", which is wrong.)
The code is still self-consistent, but will not work with a
big-endian server such as a Sparc.  The (recent?) definition
of LITTLE_ENDIAN in /usr/include/endian.h means that the
Sparc code will now probably mis-compile as well.

I will post a fix when I get a bug number.
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-06-02 16:40:59 EDT
Fixed in dip-3.3.7o-15. Thanks for the patch.

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