[IDEA+RFC] Command line util for modifying services

Simo Sorce idra at samba.org
Sat Sep 8 17:57:05 GMT 2001

you will be able to do that with rpcclient, only need to check if all the calls are exposed.

On Sat, Sep 08, 2001 at 10:48:35PM +0100, David Armstrong wrote:
> Hi all,
> I would like to write a command line utility for samba which allows the user 
> to create/modify/remove services on a Samba server.  To give you an idea why 
> I would want such a thing, here is some background.
> I am using Samba on my Linux file server to allow some windows users access 
> to the cd writer installed in it, and it works like this:  The user first 
> fills in a web form to say they want to create a cd - what type of cd (mode 
> 1, mode 2), capacity (74 min cd or 80 min), etc.  The cgi script runs mkisofs 
> and mounts this to a mount point as a loopback device.  It then uses the 
> command line utility to make the mounted directory available as a share.  The 
> user fills this up with files across the network, and presses some more 
> buttons in their web browser which burns all the files to a cd.
> There are also other nice applications - such as being able to download a iso 
> image [from a web site], drop this onto the Samba server, mount via loopback, 
> and the resulting filesystem shared - no more need to burn a cd just to find 
> the iso was corrupted, or that you only needed a few files from inside it.  A 
> third application, which I can also see potential for is to have the Samba 
> server act as a gateway between windows users and CVS - they use a web tool 
> to download from CVS, and upload commits, but Samba is giving them the access 
> to the CVS'd directory.
> I would like to know if the way I am proposing to do things makes sense, or 
> does something already exist for this?  I had considered giving the users 
> access to SWAT, but I'd rather not!
> I have started looking at the way SWAT adds and modifies Samba services, and 
> believe that I could use the same library of functions from a command line 
> program.  But, before I start hacking code on this, please let me know your 
> opinions/thoughts on this.  Please cc me on replies.
> thanks,
> David Armstrong

Simo Sorce       idra at samba.org
Samba Team http://www.samba.org

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