[Samba] [Announce] Samba 4.16.0rc2 Available for Download

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Mon Jan 31 20:12:22 UTC 2022

On Mon, Jan 31, 2022 at 01:58:36PM -0600, Patrick Goetz via samba wrote:
>On 1/31/22 11:17, Jule Anger via samba wrote:
>>Release Announcements
>>This is the second release candidate of Samba 4.16.  This is *not*
>>intended for production environments and is designed for testing
>>purposes only.  Please report any defects via the Samba bug reporting
>>system at https://bugzilla.samba.org/.
>>Samba 4.16 will be the next version of the Samba suite.
>>New samba-dcerpcd binary to provide DCERPC in the member server setup
>>In order to make it much easier to break out the DCERPC services
>>from smbd, a new samba-dcerpcd binary has been created.
>>samba-dcerpcd can be used in two ways. In the normal case without
>>startup script modification it is invoked on demand from smbd or
>>winbind --np-helper to serve DCERPC over named pipes. Note that
>>in order to run in this mode the smb.conf [global] section has
>>a new parameter "rpc start on demand helpers = [true|false]".
>>This parameter is set to "true" by default, meaning no changes to
>>smb.conf files are needed to run samba-dcerpcd on demand as a named
>>pipe helper.
>I'm curious to know what the use case is for samba-dcerpcd, which is 
>really a question about how DCE is used. I thought this mostly died 
>out with OSF/1.

All Windows RPC is DCE/RPC. It's probably one of the most
widely used RPC protocols in the world.

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