[cifs-protocol] RE: erroneous references to little-endian

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Mon May 11 00:00:50 GMT 2009

On Tue, 2009-05-05 at 13:25 -0700, Richard Guthrie wrote:
> Andrew,
> Thank you for the feedback.  I wanted to provide you with a status
> update at this time.  We have completed our investigation and will be
> updating the documentation to reflect that NRPC allows RPC to
> negotiate the endianess on fields with the exception of a subset of
> byte arrays which NRPC handles explicitly.  We will keep the
> identifying text for those fields in which NRPC explicitly sets the
> endianess. 

Indeed.  That will provide very useful information.  If at all possible,
rather than just retaining the text, these should be called out *very*
explicitly, as they would need to be handled as manual code, or using
mechanisms like Samba's subcontext/represent_as IDL extension. 

Wording like 'unlike the remainder of this protocol, ____ always appears
little-endian, as it does not appear in the IDL directly, and therefore
is not handled by the RPC masharalling layer or it endianness

>  We are working to correct the documentation at this time and once the
> final changes are complete I will send you the updated NRPC
> documentation.  Please let us know if you have any further
> comments/questions.

Only that a search should be conducted over all other IDL based
protocols for similar errors.

Andrew Bartlett

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