Samba4 Patch: newuseradv and newgroupadv scripts for net cmd utlity

Lukasz Zalewski lukas at
Tue Jun 8 11:44:01 MDT 2010

On 08/06/2010 12:14, Jelmer Vernooij wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-06-08 at 10:43 +0100, Lukasz Zalewski wrote:
>> On 06/08/2010 08:11 AM, Matthias Dieter Wallnöfer wrote:
>>> Hi Lukasz,
>>> until now the policy was that "net group *"/"net user *" commands work
>>> over s4's "libnet". This doesn't seem to be the case here. Isn't this
>>> possible to fix - or is the binding missing?
>> Hi Matthias,
>> I wasn't aware of that policy ;) From the previous email conversation
>> with Andrew, regarding moving newuser back to user set of subcommands,
>> (and reinstating net rpc|ads|ldb hierarchy, to which andrew was
>> against), i was under the impression that the underlying technology - it
>> either being ldb or libnet should be hidden from the user and the best
>> suited one should be chosen depending on the scenario
>> I'm still not sure what the criteria should be for choosing libnet over
>> ldb (and vice versa)
> I don't think we have such a policy (at least not formalized anywhere),
> there are several commands that access the SamDB directly without using
> It would of course be nice to have this functionality available over
> DCE/RPC as well so that we can run net against remote Windows machines,
> but that isn't necessary for this patch.
> Cheers,
> Jelmer

Please let me know your thoughts and if any changes that need to be made



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