Client for Samba networks

Tim Potter tpot at
Tue Dec 18 14:10:37 GMT 2001

On Tue, Dec 18, 2001 at 05:37:17PM +0100, Volker Lendecke 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.

And we're back to Samba again.  (-:


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