Client for Samba networks

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Tue Dec 18 08:39:13 GMT 2001

On Tue, Dec 18, 2001 at 08:33:57AM -0800, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> It's not possible with any published Windows interface, as far as I
> know, to *completely* replace the authentication functions on a Windows
> client. I'm sure it *is* possible, if you knew the hidden API's involved,
> but this is getting to Microsoft's crown jewels. They simply will *not*
> release these interfaces. Even, it seems, under pressure from the US
> government .... -).

And as these interfaces are completely internal, in the long run it might be
easier to emulate the network protocols, as Microsoft has to maintain a certain
compatibility against its own products. This does not apply to internal APIs.

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