[cifs-protocol] Status: Please clarify LSA and OsVersion behaviour in MS-NRPC (SRX090713600128)

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Tue Aug 25 19:18:15 MDT 2009

On Tue, 2009-08-25 at 07:17 -0700, Bill Wesse wrote:
> Thanks again for your input; my response interpolated below...
> >> Good morning Andrew - I have attached a pdf showing the changes that will be in the next update to [MS-NRPC] concerning section NETLOGON_WORKSTATION_INFO OsVersion field description.
> >> 
> >> These changes will reference [MS-RPRN], which has a full definition for the OSVERSIONINFOEX structure; I have provided a link for this:
> >> 
> >> [MS-RPRN]: Print System Remote Protocol Specification
> >> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc669279.aspx
> >> 
> >> Please let me know if this answers your question satisfactorily; if so, I will consider the case resolved. Thanks for helping us improve our documentation!
> >While the proposed changes remove the outright incorrect information, I don't see how they help us populate the >operatingSystemVersion attribute.  The references to the update, and the rules by which it is processed need to be >corrected rather than just removed. 
> I'm not sure I understand what is not specified in '[MS-RPRN] OSVERSIONINFOEX'. After running down the links in that topic, I see they contain essentially the same information as the MSDN 'OSVERSIONINFOEX Structure' (link shown below, not included in the doc, since we cannot cite MSDN content as normative).
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms724833.aspx
> Could you elaborate on what sort of processing you are referring to (beyond the implicit matching between the OsName text and OsVersion structured data)?

No, it is the removal of the explanation of how the OS version specified
here is translated into the operatingSystemVersion attribute, and
how/when that is done that seems to have been removed. 

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Cisco Inc.
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