DCE/RPC NamedPipe Transport emulation

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at samba-tng.org
Wed Sep 5 18:24:55 GMT 2001

On Tue, Sep 04, 2001 at 07:36:56AM -0500, John E. Malmberg wrote:
> On Mon, 3 Sep 2001, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
> > dce/rpc is built in layers, where the majority of the
> > layers have negotiation phases for what to use.
> > 
> > this includes, at the very least, security, transports and data formats.
> > 
> > regarding transports for dce/rpc, there are several currently
> > in use.  the most popular are TCP, UDP and NT NamedPipes,
> > with HTTP a close runner-up, and NetBIOS, DECNet-3, unix
> > domain sockets and loop-back (ncalrpc) and many more as
> > the obscure ones out there.
> DECnet 3?
yes, this _was_ 15 years ago :) :)  apollo added connection-
orientated (TCP etc) to NCA 1.0, called it NCS 2, handed it
over to the OSF.

they'd had to add ncacn in order to add decnet: tcp came later,
i believe! :)

> DECnet IV and DECnet V (V a.k.a. DECNET Plus, DECNET OSI) are the
> currently useable systems.

> DECnet IV specifications are available on line.  DECNET OSI is the OSI
> public networking specification.
> AFAIK DECNET IV is available for LINUX and other platforms.

cool!  is there a /usr/include/sys/decnet.h or similar around?


because the decnet code is still _in_ there in freedce, it's
just #ifdef DECNETted out.

reactivating it, if anyone would find it useful, would be
kinda cool.

_if_ anyone would find it useful, that is :)


p.s good to hear from you again, john.  you still doing

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