On Fri, Aug 20, 2004 at 09:29:46AM -0400, Gregory J. Sharp wrote:
> >This actually brings up a question about endian.  Is the server 
> >supposed to always send messages to the client in the clients endian?  

  This is well documented in the xrootd protocol document, available from 
the xrootd web page:

It looks like things are sent in network byte order, see section 2 of the
protocol document, for example.

> >Or is it just assumed that the client and server are the same endian?

  No, we definitely used mix the endian types, typically x86/linux clients with
sparc/solaris servers at SLAC. That would be somewhat awkward assumption to
make in any case...


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