[freetds] Re: FreeTDS Samba (fwd)

Richard Sharpe sharpe at ns.aus.com
Fri May 11 08:35:10 GMT 2001

At 11:28 AM 5/10/01 -0500, Steve Langasek wrote:
>Figured I'd forward this over here, in case anyone had any
>in the matter.
>FreeTDS is an open-source implementation of the TDS protocol, used for
>communication with SQL servers from Sybase and Microsoft.  It is released
>under the LGPL license.  Currently, FreeTDS talks to SQL servers on a
>TCP port, but I think the 'integrated security' discussed below lets the
>client connect over MS RPC.  Perhaps someone here knows better than I.
>I imagine he may be referring to Richard's libsmbclient when he talks about
>better separation of libraries.  IIUC, libsmbclient is primarily intended for
>use as a filesystem layer -- does it offer anything for application
>who need to write other SMB payloads?

libsmbclient tries to abstract all that away, and uses the abstraction
layer in Samba (libsmb) in anycase ... 

So, you do not get to get at SMBs.

>Steve Langasek
>postmodern programmer
>---------- Forwarded message ----------
>Date: Thu, 10 May 2001 08:36:19 -0400 (EDT)
>From: Brian Bruns <camber at ais.org>
>Reply-To: TDS Development Group <freetds at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
>To: TDS Development Group <freetds at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
>Subject: [freetds] Re: FreeTDS Samba
>I had considered it actually, but I'm not sure I understand what happens
>under integrated security, enough to implement.  Also, my understanding is
>that Samba 2.2 has a better seperation of their stuff that we may be able
>to use some of their libraries to achieve this.
>The biggest problem is I don't have a PDC/MSSQL/remote client setup that I
>can do some "debugging" with.
>On Thu, 10 May 2001, Robb Hill wrote:
>> Is anyone working on integrating "Integrated Security" using Samba?
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Richard Sharpe, sharpe at ns.aus.com
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