dce/rpc "client" api

jeremy at valinux.com jeremy at valinux.com
Mon Aug 21 06:28:50 GMT 2000

On Sat, Aug 19, 2000 at 09:01:02PM +1000, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
> how do you propose to coexist with existing DCE/RPC [over TCP]
> implementations?

Such implementations (DCE) on UNIX are quite rare and
not widely used compared with ONC/RPC.

> how do you propose to implement DCE/RPC over TCP services in the absence
> of the server providing such services?

People who want to use the Samba DCE code in such
servers will have to write the framework to provide
the complete PDU's to the Samba shared libraries.

I neither know nor care how much work they'll have
to do to implement this.

We're providing the best solution *FOR SAMBA* - not
for anyone else right now. After lots of dicsussion
Andrew suggested the shared library approach for Samba
instead of the separate daemon approach. I'm not going
to re-hash those discussions here - check the mail
archives for details. As technical lead and chief architect
of Samba it is his decision to make, and I concurr with it.

If you want to write or extract the framework code from
Samba to make DCE/RPC over straight TCP (or even NetWare IPX
if you like) work then go for it - but it isn't the solution
we've decided to use in the main Samba code.



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