[Samba] Will rpcclient ever get better?

Tom.Klopf at mms.gov Tom.Klopf at mms.gov
Fri May 31 05:50:02 GMT 2002

Thanks very much - that clarifies things a lot.

Thomas Klopf
MMS - Gulf Region (ACS-GS contractor)

-----Original Message-----
From: Tim Potter [mailto:tpot at samba.org] 
Sent: Thursday, May 30, 2002 6:44 PM
To: Tom.Klopf at mms.gov
Subject: Re: [Samba] Will rpcclient ever get better?

On Thu, May 30, 2002 at 08:28:43AM -0600, Tom.Klopf at mms.gov wrote:

> Thanks very much for the response. I was a little confused by the
> development trees for samba, though.  As far as I could tell, there's the
> "standard" samba (is this "head"?) and then there's TNG.  Could you tell
> where to get the HEAD version of rpcclient exactly? 

So the standard samba is really the latest released version of 2.2.
Most new development takes place in the HEAD branch and is eventually
ported into 2.2 or will become Samba 3.0.

TNG is different again.  They are more focussed on being a DCE/RPC
server rather than a file and print server.

If you want to try out some of the development code, download the
nightly tarball from

Having unpacked it, do:

cd source
make bin/rpcclient

Then if you like copy bin/rpcclient somewhere like
/usr/local/bin/rpcclient-head if you find it useful.

If you are using a packaged binary version of Samba you may need to muck
around with some options to configure to tell rpcclient where to find
your smb.conf file.



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