encryption of MAPI

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at samba.org
Thu Aug 24 03:52:21 GMT 2000

> OK, if this obfuscation isn't for security, what's it for? The usual, no
> doubt - just make it more difficult for people to compete...

ahhcommmeooonnn!  you think 0xa5a5a5a5 is going to stop people????

btw have you searched for "MAPI protocol" on google.com?  8,000 entries.
5% are glossary / dictionary definitions.  0.5% are c.v.'s, 5% are books
and tech explanations of the published MAPI api, the rest are client and
server apps for the Win32 programming environment _except_ for HP
Openmail, and except for about 2-3 references to the evolution archive
references [hi guys].

so, the people that are being stopped from competing are, well, everyone
else who isn't in the Win32 programming environment.  guess what,
boysngirls, that's us!!
> > NTLMSSP's job is to authenticate, sign and seal.
> Bleurgh. Let's hope the final judgement from the Supreme Court (or the EU
> case) prohibits MICROS~1 from obfuscating APIs, protocols etc...


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