Shutdown NT 4.0 Wks via Perl script
Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
lkcl at switchboard.net
Tue Nov 4 20:12:10 GMT 1997
On Wed, 5 Nov 1997, Gerald W. Carter wrote:
> Just ran across this and so am curious...
> Server : Sun Sparc 10
> OS : Solaris 2.5.1
> Samba : 1.9.18alpha11
> Client : NT 4.0 Wks w/SP3 ( vanilla install )
> According to NTDOMAIN.txt...
> The domain box should have two entries: the hostname and the SAMBA
> Any local accounts are under the hostname domain, from which you will be
> able to shut down the machine etc. At present, we do not specify that
> the NT user logging in is a member of any groups, so will have no
> priveleges, including the ability to shut down the machine [lkcl02nov97
> done, as of samba-1.9.18alpha3! see "domain admin/guest users" and
> "domain groups" parameters].
> A dump from testparm confirms that there should be no domain admins....
> domain groups =
> domain controller =
> domain admin users =
> domain guest users =
> However I was able to shutdown the workstation using the following line
> from a Perl script...
> Win32::InitiateSystemShutdown( "MYPC", "Perl shutdown", 30, 1, 1 );
> I was logged in as a normal user ( there was no local account either )
> with a normal smbpasswd entry.
> The way I read the docs, this should not be possible. Am I correct?
you are correct: the docs are wrong. "domain guest users" do not have
permission to shut down the machine. ordinary and admin users do.
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