DCE/RPC over SMB: Samba and Windows NT Domain Internals

Jeremy Allison jeremy at valinux.com
Mon Jan 10 19:01:05 GMT 2000

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
> It's now available from Macmillan Technical Publishing.

I know - I just bought it :-).

> The only source of information publicly available on Windows NT
> authentication and password-update methods, including NTLMv1, NTLMv2,
> NTLMSSP, the Domain Logon Protocol (NETLOGON and NETLOGON "Secure
> Channel"), Windows 95 user, NT user and NT Administrative password
> changes, and how the SAM database is encrypted when transferred from a PDC
> to a BDC.
> It also contains information on how to understand, at a very detailed and
> boring level, NT Domain traffic (DCE/RPC) such as NT Domain Logons and
> running User Manager for Domains.  It also matches official MSDN functions
> with unpublished Microsoft APIs, evidence for the existence of which can
> only be deduced from examining network traces or by purchasing an NT
> Source Code License.
> Despite what it says on the cover, this book is, "An expert guide to
> improving the efficiency and security *OF* Windows NT".
> Enjoy.

It's also a *VERY* good book.

Congratulations Luke - you really did a nice job on this

Now I can use your own words to argue with you about
packet details :-) :-).


Buying an operating system without source is like buying
a self-assembly Space Shuttle with no instructions.

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