ZDNet reviews Samba 2.2

Michael B. Allen mballen at erols.com
Wed May 2 08:51:59 GMT 2001

On Wed, May 02, 2001 at 04:51:44PM +1000, Tim Potter wrote:
> > 
> > I'm just curious but can someone describe to me what it's like trying
> > to decode RPC messages? That's nothing like RAP calls right? How in the
> > world do you know what the fields are? How can you even tell, for example,
> > wheather or not some bytes are two sorts or an int or dead space?
> That was Luke Leighton's handiwork.  Once he worked out it was in
> DCE/RPC format most things could be decoded with only a large
> amount of head against wall bashing.  (-:
> It's interesting to note that the order and size of the arguments
> on the wire are pretty much the same as they are in the MSDN.
> Running netmon also provides a lot of clues.

Are MS Exchange messages DCE/RPC? I tried watching that in netmon once
but it didn't decode anything but some kind of security block from
the payload.

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