1.5 Prerequisites/Preconditions

The ClusAPI Protocol is an RPC interface and, as a result, has the prerequisites that are specified in [MS-RPCE] as being common to RPC interfaces.

It is assumed that a ClusAPI Protocol client has obtained the name or IP address of a remote computer that supports the ClusAPI Protocol before this protocol is called. This is done by using any implementation-specific method.

The following security packages are required for the RPC Authentication Service (AS):

  • For ClusAPI Protocol version 2.0, NT LAN Manager (NTLM) protocol [MS-NLMP].

  • For ClusAPI Protocol version 3.0, Simple and Protected Generic Security Service Application Program Interface Negotiation Mechanism (SPNEGO) [MS-SPNG].

Further prerequisites for client initialization of the protocol are specified in section