[cifs-protocol] [REG: 115021812413073] MS-DRSR ExecuteKCCTasks empty

Tarun Chopra Tarun.Chopra at microsoft.com
Wed Feb 18 20:13:26 MST 2015

Thanks Andrew. I'll discuss internally and get back on this new feedback.

-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Bartlett [mailto:abartlet at samba.org] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 5:25 PM
To: Tarun Chopra
Cc: cifs-protocol at lists.samba.org; MSSolve Case Email
Subject: Re: [REG: 115021812413073] MS-DRSR ExecuteKCCTasks empty

On Thu, 2015-02-19 at 00:37 +0000, Tarun Chopra wrote:
> Hello Andrew -
> Thanks for the feedback. 
> Just below this section  in section, we have provided forward reference to section 6.2.2 of MS-ADTS. In addition,  last step of pseudo code provided in section calls into  'ExecuteKCCTasks()' which gives an impression that both sections are linked. Is it sufficient from implementation\clarity point of view to have reference from section  only ? If not, we will go ahead and add the reference in section  too.
> Server Behavior of the IDL_DRSExecuteKCC Method
>      ........    See [MS-ADTS] section 6.2.2 for more information related to the tasks performed by the KCC upon receipt of an IDL_DRSExecuteKCC request.
>      ULONG
>      IDL_DRSExecuteKCC(
>       ...
>       ...
>       return ExecuteKCCTasks()

I did miss that reference.  Thanks.

However, I do think we need a bit more - the transition between paragraphs and pseudo-code in the docs is always a bit jarring, but it is particularly so when it is an inter-doc reference to something that starts with a much more general description.  Perhaps fill in ExecuateKCCTasks with this list from 6.2.2, referencing each of the tasks by number individually?

Refresh kCCFailedLinks and kCCFailedConnections.
Create intra-site connections.
Create inter-site connections.
Remove unnecessary connections.
Translate connections.
Remove unnecessary kCCFailedLinks and kCCFailedConnections.


Andrew Bartlett
Andrew Bartlett
Authentication Developer, Samba Team  http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Catalyst IT          http://catalyst.net.nz/services/samba

More information about the cifs-protocol mailing list