2.1.2.1.1 IN Channel Request

The IN channel request is an HTTP request [RFC2616]. The header fields of that HTTP request are as follows:

Method: MUST be the "RPC_IN_DATA" string.

Accept: Clients SHOULD set this to "application/rpc" string literal. Inbound proxies MUST ignore this header field.

Cache-Control: Clients MUST set this to "no-cache". Inbound proxies MUST ignore this header field.

Connection: Clients MUST set this to "Keep-Alive". Inbound proxies MUST ignore this header field.

Content-Length: MUST be in the inclusive range of 128 kilobytes to 2 gigabytes.<8>

Host: Clients MUST set this to the server name of the inbound proxy ([RFC2616] section 14.23 "Host"). Inbound proxies SHOULD ignore this header field.

Pragma Directives:

  • Clients MUST add a "No-cache" pragma directive as specified in [RFC2616] section 14.32. Inbound proxies MUST ignore this directive.

  • If the higher-layer protocol or application specified a connectiontimeout, a client MUST add a pragma directive of the form "Pragma:MinConnTimeout=T", where T is a decimal string representation of the minimum connection time-out, in seconds, to be used for this IN channel. The time-out MUST be in the inclusive range of 120 to 14,400 seconds.

  • If the higher-layer protocol or application specified a Resource Type UUID, a client MUST add a pragma directive of the form "Pragma:ResourceTypeUuid=R", where R is a UUID formatted as a string ([C706]- Section A.3. This pragma specifies the Resource Type UUID for this channel. For more details on Resource Type UUID, see section 3.2.3.1.5.

  • If the higher-layer protocol or application specified a Session UUID, a client MUST add a pragma directive of the form "Pragma:SessionId=S", where S is a UUID formatted as a string. This pragma specifies the Session UUID for this channel. For more details on Session UUID, see section 3.2.3.1.6.

Protocol: Clients SHOULD set this to 1.0. Inbound proxies SHOULD ignore this header field.

URL: The server name and port MUST be encoded in this field. For details on encoding, see section 2.2.2.

User-Agent: Clients SHOULD set this to the "MSRPC" string literal. Inbound proxies SHOULD ignore this header field.

Message Body: For details on how the message body of an IN channel request MUST be created, see section 2.1.2.1.7.

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