[Samba] root prexec/postexec & login scripts

Mike Rambo mrambo at lsd.k12.mi.us
Mon Oct 28 17:50:00 GMT 2002

Hi Deryk, thanks for the personal response.

I forgot to mention in the original post that part of my reason for
upgrading to 2.2.6 was to get away from the redhat rpms in the hope that
I could get the log level boosted up some. That part was successful. I
set the log level to 3 (I saw that in man smb.conf but it didn't
indicate whether it could go any higher) but didn't see anything in
either the system or samba logs that seemed to relate to the problem.
Not knowing what to expect, I was just looking for something either
domain related, something which referred to netlogon or preexec, or
something which referred to a script failure in general. I didn't see
any of those.

I'm glad you hear that you still use this on 2.2.6 though because it
would indicate that at least root preexec still works in the new version
the same as in the old. This isn't related to my use of win9x (as
opposed to NT/2000) clients is it?

Deryk Robosson wrote:
> On Mon, 28 Oct 2002 10:44 pm, Mike Rambo wrote:
> [SNIP]
> > scripts run fine on the workstations at login. I'm using a netlogon
> > script I found at http://www.0x0a.com/netlogon.php that I've modified to
> > handle multiple groups based upon group membership in /etc/group as I
> > need. If I run the script from a command line supplying just a username
> > it works ok.
> >
> > ./netlogon.pl mrambo   #This results in a good script.
> Okay, it appears that you have XML-Twig installed and the script is
> functioning from the command line as it should be.
> I have this script working in production environments on samba 2.2.2 (machine
> needs to be upgraded..client is stalling ;)) and 2.2.6 configurations without
> any trouble.
> > [netlogon]
> >    comment = Network Logon Service
> >    path = /home/netlogon
> >    guest ok = yes
> >    read only = yes
> >    browseable = no
> >    printable = no
> >    write list = @adm
> >    share modes = no
> >    root prexec = /home/netlogon/netlogon.pl %U
> >    root postexec = rm -f /home/netlogon/%U.bat
> Looks good to me..quite similar to what I normally use.  Perhaps someone else
> can shed some light on the issue..though I think the log level should
> probably be a bit higher.
> --
> Regards,
> Deryk Robosson
> Robosson Business Services
> 22 Flemington Street
> Albany, WA  6330
> ABN: 56 728 377 499
> Phone: +61 4 0842 9835 Email: deryk at 0x0a.com

Mike Rambo
mrambo at lsd.k12.mi.us

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