Commercial license for windows authentication portion of Samba

Mark Kadrich mkadrich at
Thu Jan 15 19:12:40 GMT 2004

Andrew and the Samba team,
Would any of you be interested in some contract work to assist David
with this portion of our project? We are on a tight schedule and could
use some help.

-----Original Message-----
From: David Cheney 
Sent: Friday, January 09, 2004 9:09 PM
To: 'Andrew Bartlett'
Cc: Mark Kadrich; tridge at; jra at; Altview1;
'samba-technical at'
Subject: RE: Commercial license for windows authentication portion of

Thanks you for the prompt reply,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andrew Bartlett [mailto:abartlet at] 
> Sent: Friday, January 09, 2004 7:06 PM
> To: David Cheney

> I've just looked your post up in the archives.  Sorry I 
> missed it. You could certainly add the appropriate code to 
> Samba 3.0 from Samba TNG to handle this, but you would be 
> better to instead move to Samba4, as that is where new RPC 
> developments now occour.

I've looked briefly at samba4, but I am concerned that it might take too
long for samba4 to become usable.
On the other hand samba4 might be further along than I percieve; I
haven't been able to get it to build yet on my debian(testing) machine.

> Given jelmer (aka ctrlsoft)'s recent work on libregistry, he 
> may be intending to bring the RPCs up to par, but you are 
> best to ask him.  I suggest you try agagin on the mailing 
> list, or catch us on IRC.

That would be an interesting development. I'll CC the list with this.
I saw libregistry mentioned before on irc, but I wasn't sure if it was
client or server side.
I suppose however that if the server side code were there it wouldn't be
too far of a leap to produce client code as well.
If this is the case, then perhaps that would be the best place to
concentrate my efforts (though I know y'all really want more idl for
samba4 ;+).


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