dce/rpc "client" api

Jeremy Allison jeremy at valinux.com
Thu Aug 24 18:45:09 GMT 2000

"Cole, Timothy D." wrote:
>         Can everything that uses DCE/RPC over SMB be made to use DCE/RPC
> over TCP instead?

Yes - just specify a different transport endpoint.

> > Very few apps use DCE - ask yourself why ?
> >
>         I would expect a _lot_ of NT apps that require that sort of thing
> use MSRPC...

I meant UNIX apps. Anything that uses MS-RPC uses DCE under
the covers.

>         Since you put it this way, _if_ this happened in the future,
> wouldn't it be better (at that point) to break out the common functionality
> in a separate library/service that both Samba and the other software use?

Yes - at that point (when there are two major projects
depending on it) it would make a lot of sense to do the
work to split out the functionality.

But we're not there yet, and to quote Blofeld in "Diamonds
are Forever", "Mr. Bond, it's late, I'm tired and there's
so much left to do....".


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