Monday, February 25, 2008
Microsoft started a Protocols Program
Microsoft has started a Protocols Program. This project includes thousands of pages of documentation (in .pdf format) divided into categories like Microsoft Communications Protocol Program (MCPP, for "server software that interoperates with Windows desktop operating systems") and Microsoft [Work Group] Server Protocol Program (WSPP, for "server software that interoperates with Microsoft Windows server and desktop operating systems to provide file, print, and user and group administration services"). I am frankly astounded by the number of documents available. Windows_Communication_Protocols.zip and Windows_Server_Protocols.zip are 314 MB total. Documentation like this is a boon for those who develop protocol analyzers, network security inspection systems, and filtering products. Security analysts and reverse engineers will also like to read this material.
Posted by si0ux at 1:02 PM