[cifs-protocol] [REG: 111052361876778] RE: userParameters attribute

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Mon Jun 20 19:09:03 MDT 2011

On Mon, 2011-06-20 at 20:14 +0000, Hongwei Sun wrote:
> Metze/Andrew,
>    We updated the description of userParameters in MS-ADA3 and other related documents to clarify that it is not saved as utf16 or utf8 Unicode strings as below.   They will appear in the next release of the open protocol documents.

The key point that seems to be brushed over here is: how is this 'not
UTF8' string in LDAP translated into and from the representation sent
over SAMR (which appears to be UTF16)?

For example, please explain how the values seen in this bug get
translated between each other.  At a first glance, the translation does
indeed appear to be that between UTF16 and UTF8, so if they are not
UTF16 and UTF8 strings, what are they, and what defines the translation?


Andrew Bartlett

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Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org

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