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Sunday, May 11, 2008

BSD fixes 25 year old bug

The flaw for reading MS-DOS directories in all BSDs (including Mac OS X) tracked back to 1983 was recently fixed. SAMBA uses a special workaround in order to function properly on BSD systems. OpenBSD developers received an email from an OpenBSD user which led to unraveling the bug.

Source with quotes from <Marshall Kirk McKusick>, the original developer of the *dir() library:

<OS News - The 25 year Old BSD Bug> (May 10, 2008)

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