encryption of MAPI

Gerald Carter gcarter at valinux.com
Thu Aug 24 01:54:37 GMT 2000

Tim Potter wrote:
> Gerald Carter writes:
> > What would be beneficial to us (Samba) and you (MS) is if
> > MS made the IDL files for the various RPC systems available.
> > It would result in a more robust and stable dce/rpc environment
> > with regards to interoperability.
> >
> > If you could make these available under a non restrictive
> > license (from our perspective) this would be wonderful.
> > So I guess this would be another request for cooperation. :-)
> Hear hear - it would save a lot of people a lot of hard work if
> Microsoft were so kind as to make available the RPC IDL files.

Well there's actually other reasons I think.  During 
this development we have found and reported more than a few
problems with the NT RPC implementation.  By providing
us with the IDL files, we would be less likely to Blue Screen
NT boxes.  :-) :-) 

By the same token, such exploits would not be as easily 
available to malicious users (people) would *do* want to 
blue screen boxes.

It really is beneficial to both sides I think.  Of course, 
we can continue along the path we're on (development-wise 
that is) with amazing results. :)  I'm just thinking of 
the greater good here.

Cheers, jerry
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