[cifs-protocol] [REG:110011477385004] RE: userParameters attribute

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Wed May 26 17:19:22 MDT 2010

On Wed, 2010-05-26 at 23:07 +0000, Hongwei Sun wrote:
> Andrew,
>    We have confirmed that currently "UserParameter" attribute is only used by the Terminal Service and there is no any other Microsoft product that also uses this attribute. The Terminal Service doesn't use the first 96 bytes of the "UserParameter" attribute.  In order to avoid any confusion, we will rename "MSProductData" to "UnusedData" in the 2.3.1 of the future release of MS-TSTS.
>    Please let us know if you have any more question, if not, I will consider this case closed.

That's weird.  For ages, this was referred to in samba as the 'munged
dialback field', because (from memory) the first part was meant to
contain the phone number to call back for old-style modem-callback
security.  I take it that this does not exist any more?

For reference, we finally got rid of the field in this commit:

UNISTR2 uni_munged_dial ; /* munged path name and dial-back tel no */

Where the field after 'comment' on SAM_USER_INFO_23 became 'parameters'
from the IDL.

This 'parameters' maps to userParameter in LDAP. 

Andrew Bartlett

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

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