format of V4 ticketfile created by V5 differs?
raeburn at MIT.EDU
Wed Jan 8 15:26:00 EST 2003
John Hascall <john at iastate.edu> writes:
> I've noticed that the format of the V4 ticketfile created by the
> V5 "compatibility routines" (1.2.6) differs from the format created
> by our original V4 apps (and I guess I don't know which is "correct").
> From our perspective, there are an extra 4 bytes of zeros at end
> of each ticket created by the V5 apps/routines, for example:
Yep, it's broken. But fixing it is a little more complicated, if we
don't want to break compatibility with the code we're shipping now.
We're talking a bit about whether we can set up the code to read both
forms successfully. (On a big-endian system, just look for four bytes
of zero, and maybe read four more. On a little-endian system, it's
trickier; see if four bytes of zero follow the timestamp, and back up
I've filed this in the bug database for now, and will try and get back
to it soon.
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