Samba and CIFS question
Christopher R. Hertel
crh at ubiqx.mn.org
Wed Jul 31 10:57:04 GMT 2002
On Wed, Jul 31, 2002 at 12:06:23PM -0500, Javid Abdul-AJAVID1 wrote:
> SMB is properiety of whom
It's all in my book. http://ubiqx/org/cifs/
SMB was created by IBM, but is now under Microsoft's control. Almost
> just curious how does samba team cope up with changes that microsoft
> makes in their cifs.
Very hard work.
Thing is, Microsoft doesn't change SMB much any more. They have instead
taken to implementing new features using Remote Proceedure Call (MS-RPC).
You'll need Luke Leighton's book to figure that out. Basically, though,
they simply add new DLLs and do function calls across the wire using SMB
as a transport (RPC over SMB over NBT over TCP over IP). They don't
publish documentation on the RPC calls either, so these need to be
reverse-engineered as well. Not easy, since the range and type of the
parameters is not known and may be difficult to figure out.
> do they put it out there in open as what they are using and what not
Open? Microsoft? They don't seem to like Open very much. Read this:
Samba Team -- http://www.samba.org/ -)----- Christopher R. Hertel
jCIFS Team -- http://jcifs.samba.org/ -)----- ubiqx development, uninq.
ubiqx Team -- http://www.ubiqx.org/ -)----- crh at ubiqx.mn.org
OnLineBook -- http://ubiqx.org/cifs/ -)----- crh at ubiqx.org
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