dce/rpc "client" api

Cole, Timothy D. timothy_d_cole at md.northgrum.com
Wed Aug 23 17:31:12 GMT 2000

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Gerald Carter [SMTP:gcarter at valinux.com]
> Sent:	Tuesday, August 22, 2000 21:41
> To:	Cole, Timothy D.
> Cc:	'samba-technical at samba.org'
> Subject:	Re: dce/rpc "client" api
> "Cole, Timothy D." wrote:
> > 
> > This is not really an issue of turning Samba 
> > into a full-fledged DCE/RPC system, it's an issue 
> > of "future-proofing", so we don't end up screwing other 
> > people up (and vice versa) when someone else implements one.
> > We need to be able to, at minimum, easily defer to 
> > other implementations.
> Tim, this makes me think of someone saying "Samba is crap"
> because you can't run TAS and Samba together. 
	TAS and Samba's functionality pretty much totally overlap, so that's
a bogus example.

	There are a lot more things you can do with DCE/RPC and NT than just
serving files/printers and providing domain authentication, and Samba isn't
going to be offering any of them.

	I can imagine someone saying "Samba is crap" because, for example,
they couldn't run a hypothetical GPLed Exchange clone together with Samba,
just becase Samba is sitting on DCE/RPC over SMB and not sharing.

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