RPC usage and ESE API

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Wed Feb 4 23:09:22 GMT 2004

On Thu, 2004-02-05 at 09:56, Christopher R. Hertel wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 04, 2004 at 05:27:11PM -0500, Derrell.Lipman at UnwiredUniverse.com wrote:
> > In reviewing Luke Leighton's DCE/RPC book and the samba4 source, I have not
> > yet found any RPC calls that would seem to handle the Exchange Server Engine
> > (ESE) backup and restore functionality, however the Microsoft Exchange SDK
> > documentation explicitly states that the API uses RPC for remote backup and
> > restore of the Exchange database.  Has anyone sniffed the network while using
> > the Backup API to see what it's actually doing -- or otherwise know anything
> > that might help me?  If so, a pointer to some details would be most
> > appreciated!

This certainly sounds like an interesting project :-)

> It's not really Samba stuff, so it would have to be a different group.  I
> have heard a lot of people talk about this, but no one has really pushed
> ahead with it.
> Samba deals with RPC a lot, because we have to, but RPC is a whole lot 
> bigger area than what is covered by filesharing.

Yes, but nobody else deals with Microsoft RPCs (except wine,
eventually), so I think think we get to deal with this by default :-)

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at pcug.org.au
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at hawkerc.net
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