[cifs-protocol] RE: erroneous references to little-endian [MS-ADTS]: SRX090529600007

Bill Wesse billwe at microsoft.com
Fri May 29 10:17:29 GMT 2009

Good morning Andrew! I have created case SRX090529600007 against [MS-ADTS]. My colleague Richard Guthrie will be your contact for this, and will contact you shortly.

Bill Wesse
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-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Bartlett [mailto:abartlet at samba.org] 
Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2009 9:39 PM
To: Richard Guthrie
Cc: Interoperability Documentation Help; pfif at tridgell.net; cifs-protocol at samba.org
Subject: RE: erroneous references to little-endian

On Thu, 2009-05-28 at 06:03 -0700, Richard Guthrie wrote:
> Andrew,
> We have completed our investigation and have updated the documentation 
> to remove references that specify a parameter as little endian where 
> the values endianess is negotiated by the underlying RPC protocol as 
> we discussed previously.  Here is the list of fields in which the endianess text was removed:


However, have you made investigations to see if this has occurred in any other protocols?  

For example, MS-ADTS continues the fine tradition of claiming to present a bit table in little endian, but it is actually big-endian (and is an integer string on LDAP, and little-endian in the NBT netlogon dgram

Andrew Bartlett

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

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