Management of Samba

Jeremy Allison jallison at
Tue Mar 24 18:49:43 GMT 1998

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
> suggested means:
> 1) CORBA
> 2) DCE/RPC
> 3) proprietary.
> comments and such-like, anyone?

Don't forget 

4). ONC/RPC (aka SunRPC - the basis for nfs etc.)

Advantages - built into all UNIXes.
Ported to Win32 (and even Win31).
Free source code (BSD license) - unlike DCE/RPC.
Defined method of using secure rpc.

and my favourite reason :-).

I know it backwards (having used
it at Vantive & ported it to every 
known UNIX, ported it to run over
SPX, added compression & encryption
etc, etc... :-).


Buying an operating system without source is like buying
a self-assembly Space Shuttle with no instructions.

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