3 Protocol Details

Except for the methods that return context handles, the methods comprising this RPC interface all return 0x00000000 to indicate success and a nonzero error code to indicate failure. Aside from the values listed in section 3.2.4.6 and the values that represent particular error conditions listed in section 3.1.4, the server can return any implementation-specific nonzero Win32 error value to signify an error condition (as specified in section 1.8). The values listed in section 3.2.4.6 indicate a cluster node failure and MUST be used as specified in section 3.2.4.6. Certain error codes that are returned by some methods SHOULD cause the client to attempt to reconnect to the cluster, as specified in section 3.2.4.6.

Methods that return context handles MUST return a valid context handle to indicate success and NULL to indicate failure.

Certain methods require the client to supply one or more context handles that are obtained by a previous method call. In particular:

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