midlc-0.6.0 released / Samba4 Stubs
Michael B Allen
mba2000 at ioplex.com
Thu Feb 10 07:18:25 GMT 2005
This was pretty much an academic exercise but here it is...
A MIDL Compatible IDL compiler in C
Wed Feb 9 23:37:35 EST 2005
This release adds support for Samba4 stubs. Only the rpcecho test interface
has been demonstrated to work and the call-glue used to translate the
Samba4 specific nature of PIDL stubs is a little goofy so I don't expect
anyone to get a wide variety of interfaces working easily. But this is a
good first step. The important thing is that marshalling routines should be
fairly solid (minus proper error checking and other related things). They
were tested externally using a driver program to call LsarLookupSids on a
blob of data exported from Ethereal.
To run the rpcecho example you generate the stub, edit the first line of
the Makefile to point to the samba4 directory, compile the stub, build
samba4, overwrite samba4/source/librpc/ndr_gen/ndr_echo.o with the new
stub, and relink/reinstall the samba4 binaries (or just smbd really). The
command dialog might look like:
$ ./midlc -v -t samba -o ndr_echo idl/echo.idl
<edit first line of Makefile to point to samba4>
$ make echo
$ cp ndr_echo.o <samba4dir>/source/librpc/gen_ndr
$ cd <samba4dir>/source
# cp bin/smbd /usr/local/samba/sbin
Now run smbd and test the echo interface. I was unable to test the last
operation because the version of samba4 I have has an enum bug (that tridge
knows about and fixed in svn).
To uninstall just delete ndr_echo.o and relink/reinstall the binaries.
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