[jcifs] Re: Fwd: Novell and jCIFS

Michael B Allen mba2000 at ioplex.com
Sat Nov 8 13:25:24 EST 2003

> On Fri, Nov 07, 2003 at 05:24:11PM -0500, Michael B Allen wrote:
>> > Digging out and working on the RAP mechanism would be a good thing.
>> W9x
>> > systems don't do RPC, so they must use the RAP system.
>> I don't think it (or W9x) will work with newish Windows domains so don't
>> knock yourself working on RAPs unless your going to be a hip-hop gansta
>> :)
> I'm, uh...  un-rappable.  I think.
> Anyway, how do Win9x & Me systems go about performing a password change
> on, say, a W2K DC?   I should probably know, but I don't offhand.  I
> thought they still used the RAP calls.

W2K in an NT domain/trust relationship type setup will accept RAP calls
AFAIK but with the current MS recommended setup with AD, kerberos, the
latest version of Exchange, etc I believe there's a problem with W9x
clients (meaning they don't work at all).

I don't recall the details so I could just be wrong but even if RAPs were
supported they are not the recommended remote call mechanism and are
effectively deprecated so it would be somewhat foolhardy to rely on them.
RPCs are the way to go...


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performs rather than the physical world or a process because this
maximizes the  potential for it  to be applied  to tasks that are
conceptually similar and, more  important, to tasks that have not
yet been conceived.

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