Free DCE Software from The Open Group
DCE 1.2.2 Free Software
DCE 1.2.2 is freely available over the Web for unlimited internal use. See http://www.opengroup.org/dce/download for details.
DCE 1.1 Free Software
The Open Group and the DCE sponsors have made significants parts of DCE freely
available. The offerings include copies of DCE 1.1 source code, modified versions of DCE,
and archival items with no planned future modifications.
This free software is provided on an as is basis. Please do not request
support. We hope you will find the software useful. The sources are compressed using GNU's
The DCE 1.1 software includes:
- The DCE 1.1 ACL and
backing store libraries, originally released by OSF for distribution with the DCE Web.
For documentation, refer to the DCE 1.1 manpages or relevant OSF RFC's. 195K.
- The freely redistributable DCE RPC sources (1.3M) and a
note describing the contents of this free DCE RPC
- Portions of the DCE 1.1 serviceability error-reporting library.
This is incomplete but can be used to build functional servers. For documentation, refer
to the DCE 1.1 manpages or relevant OSF RFC's. 28K.
- DCE password
management tools. DCE 1.1 supports the concept of a ``password strength'' server that
can be used to validate all user-chosen password. HP and OSF are providing a sample
implementation that sites can use when implementing their own enterprise password
- Some DCE threads
header files. This is a subset of the internal (implementation) header files for DCE
threads. It contains what's needed to build a thread-aware GDB, as identified by Cygnus Software. 20K.
- The DCE porting guide. This is available as ``roff'' source (25K) that
-mm macro package, or as PostScript (86K).
This is a stripped-down version of the RPC chapter in the OSF DCE 1.1 Porting and Testing
Guide. We removed references to kernel RPC and testcases other than
rpcd documentation. It's 30 printed pages.
- The RPC internals book. This is available as a Frame book
(505K), or as PostScript
(238K). This is a book OSF commissioned that describes the internal workings of the RPC
system. It's scant on information about the connection-oriented (i.e., TCP) part of the
system. This book is given to all licensees in the "not allowed to redistribute"
part of the tree. As part of the free DCE RPC offering, we've now made it available. It's
175 printed pages.