svn commit: samba r4885 - in branches/SAMBA_4_0/source: include libcli libcli/nbt librpc librpc/idl librpc/ndr

Christopher R. Hertel crh at
Fri Jan 21 18:39:04 GMT 2005


Building a client library was on the top of my 
when-I-get-a-minute-to-breath list.  Ah, well...

I do have one started, and it's been a great deal of help to me, but it's 
not far enough along for an nmbd replacement.


- Why use IDL?  The packet formats are well-known, simple, and not likely 
  to change.  Hard-coding them might take a little more time and require a 
  bit more careful debugging, but once done they'd be done.

- I'm a big fan of randomizing packet IDs, but I can't think of a good
  reason to do so for NBT TRNs since (as far as I know) there's nothing
  that makes use of packet sequence.  What is gained?

Chris -)-----

On Fri, Jan 21, 2005 at 06:54:10AM +0000, tridge at wrote:
> Author: tridge
> Date: 2005-01-21 06:54:10 +0000 (Fri, 21 Jan 2005)
> New Revision: 4885
> WebSVN:
> Log:
> added a new NBT client library. Features include:
>  - structures defined using IDL in nbt.idl
>  - build around our events structure, and talloc
>  - fully async
>  - supports all NBT packet fields as per rfc1002
>  - easy interfaces for name query and status
> For the moment there are just a couple of test functions in
> namequery.c, test_name_query() and test_name_status(). These will be
> removed when we hook the new library into libcli/ fully
> The new library will also be a fairly good basis for a nbt
> server. Although it can't be a server as-is, I wrote it with the needs
> of a server in mind (for example, extremely scalable idtree based
> packet handling)
> Added:
>    branches/SAMBA_4_0/source/libcli/nbt/
>    branches/SAMBA_4_0/source/libcli/nbt/libnbt.h
>    branches/SAMBA_4_0/source/libcli/nbt/namequery.c
>    branches/SAMBA_4_0/source/libcli/nbt/nbtname.c
>    branches/SAMBA_4_0/source/libcli/nbt/nbtsocket.c
>    branches/SAMBA_4_0/source/librpc/idl/nbt.idl
> Modified:
>    branches/SAMBA_4_0/source/include/structs.h
>    branches/SAMBA_4_0/source/libcli/
>    branches/SAMBA_4_0/source/librpc/
>    branches/SAMBA_4_0/source/librpc/idl/idl_types.h
>    branches/SAMBA_4_0/source/librpc/ndr/libndr.h
>    branches/SAMBA_4_0/source/librpc/ndr/ndr.c
>    branches/SAMBA_4_0/source/librpc/ndr/ndr_basic.c
> Changeset:
> Sorry, the patch is too large (1445 lines) to include; please use WebSVN to see it!
> WebSVN:

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