Workgroup popups with samba

Andrej Borsenkow borsenkow.msk at
Mon Dec 1 09:48:46 GMT 1997

uOn Mon, 1 Dec 1997, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:

> On Sat, 29 Nov 1997, Gerben 'Xylo' Castel wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I'd like to know if there's a way to receive Workgroup's winpopup messages 
> > with samba under linux.
> > If it's impossible, what are the technical problems caused by such a request ?
> > 
> > Thank you
> yes, i see no reason why you shouldn't process such messages.  have a 
> look in client.c::send_message() and see if smbd (reply.c) already deals 
> with these messages.  if not, then you should be able to copy some code 
> in reply.c and decode the SMBs that send_message() sends.

It would be nice, if SAMBA provided a way to forward such a message to a
specified program. Something like

  message program = /usr/local/bin/smbmsg -U %U

or like.

It would give a way to "write" to Unix admin e.g., or forward Virus alert
as mail etc ...

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