[samba-tng] dce/rpc "thread" context

Nicolas Williams Nicolas.Williams at wdr.com
Tue Feb 8 17:35:50 GMT 2000

On Wed, Feb 09, 2000 at 04:15:53AM +1100, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
> > But, If I remember correctly, the context_id you're talking about is a
> > 16-bit item. How do you plan to uniquely map two larger items (PID &
> > VUID) from disparate instances of smbd into these 16-bit context_ids?
> haha, aha!  :) the DCE/RPC "bind / bind-ack" sequence contains an unused
> 32-bit field, called "assoc_gid".  i'm overloading this with the smbd pid
> :)


Well, ok. You're set then. VUIDs are local to each smbd so you can make
sure that assoc_gid/context_ids always maps exactly to PID/VUID.

If this is part of how MSRPC/DCE/RPC is supposed to work, then go for it.

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