Wine, samba, and xattrs

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Wed Sep 9 06:55:41 MDT 2009

On Wed, 2009-09-09 at 13:28 +0200, Kai Blin wrote:
> On Wednesday 09 September 2009 13:18:01 Dan Kegel wrote:
> > On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 9:49 PM, Jeremy Allison<jra at> wrote:
> > >> That'd be sweet.  I'll try to get the skeleton of the wine
> > >> patch in so you can just fill in the fun stuff.
> > >
> > > Thanks. It'll be depending on our NDR parsing functions
> > > though so it might be more fun than you think :-).
> >
> > Hope you can dual-license those, or something.
> > The Wine tree is by policy all LGPL v2.
> I've been there before, I'd be very surprised if the answer turns into yes 
> just because someone different asks.
> Then again, NDR is needed for all this DCE/RPC stuff. Wine certainly has it's 
> own implementation. I guess we can make use of that for the Wine side of 
> things.

When tridge originally did the NDR-based xattr stuff in Samba4, it was
designed such that a manual parser would not be too painful.  Can the
same principals be applied here, while still keeping the ease of
IDL-based programming for Samba?

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                      
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 
Samba Developer, Cisco Inc.
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