Quarter-century-old BSD bug identified, squashed

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So an OpenBSD developer got an email the other day saying SAMBA was having trouble talking to a DOS file system. The developer thought it was a problem with SAMBA until he found that there was a workaround in place to fix issues with some BSD code. He did a little digging and found that the code had been in place since 1983 — meaning that pretty much every BSD system out there, including OSX probably, has had this Rip van Winkle of a bug sitting in it this whole time.

The fix was straightforward and you can find it here. I doubt Apple will be releasing an updates because of this, but it goes to show that it’s still a jungle out there sometimes. Here’s to another 25 years of squashing bugs.

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