CVS update: tng/source/passdb

Simo Sorce idra at
Tue Jan 8 12:05:16 GMT 2002

I tought rpc goes over smb that go over netbios (now also directly over tcp/ip port 445) that go over tcp/ip (and others) and not the countrary ...

On Tue, Jan 08, 2002 at 05:52:27PM +0000, David Allan Finch wrote:
> Simo Sorce wrote:
> > It has been created as a file and print sharing tool, where MS forced then
> > to add support of a little amount of dce/rpc (and lately ldap) to maintain compatibility, this is the only reason why rpc made it's way into samba I think.
> Nope - SMB "is" an RPC protocol IFAIK the samba team
> originaly did not know this (*1) and implemented as a standard client
> server protocol. The fact that an RPC protocol 'is' also
> a standard protocol because it is only a layer of abstract
> build on a standard client server, is the only reason
> why samba as is works. To follow your logic
> to its extram "why use the kernels api for writing packets,
> we might as well right them direct to the card." :)
> (*1) even thought I did point it out as well, I think
> before Luke was even on the team before the split.

Simo Sorce       idra at
Samba Team

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