Samba3 backend for pidl?

Tim Potter tpot at
Mon Aug 16 10:00:42 GMT 2004

On Mon, Aug 16, 2004 at 11:48:20AM +0200, Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE wrote:

> You've been putting around stuff for an ethereal backend for pidl. Having
> failed to properly integrate the stuff that samba4 pidl generates into samba3,
> one alternative to get idl support into the samba3 framework would be to modify
> pidl to generate samba3 style (un)marshalling routines. Do you think this would
> be possible, I haven't looked at pidl too deeply yet.

It would certainly be possible, although I would guess that it may be
easier to write glue routines to convert the code in
librpc/gen_ndr/ndr_foo.c to rpc_client/cli_foo.c and
rpc_server/srv_foo{,_nt}.c  I'm sure that's what you, Jerry and Jelmer
have been doing and it looks like it hasn't worked (twice?).

From my experience writing ethereal stuff, I have come to the conclusion
that tridge knows what he is doing, and the best idea is to make as few
changes as possible to the pidl code, and try to modify the code that is
produced only slightly.

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