[Samba] Shell script execution?

Coreix Systems - Unix - Linux Development & Internetworking Engineers lists at coreixsystems.com.au
Sat Apr 19 10:36:37 GMT 2003

Firstly i would have to ask Why..?

What command(s) are you going to exec... Who/How will you see it's output and or
parse values to it's input..

Secondly, your going to make yourself a large 'Internal Security' issue...

I have attached a old app, i wrote ages ago, that will allow you to run
command's from a web based form,
it's pretty simple really, i couldn't find the 'release' copy so you'll have to
tweak this and change the values to suite your server, But this can be very
handy, and secure if you simply place a 'htaccess' rule
on the dir you place it into in your CGI-BIN on the web server of your

Joel, Sorry... But you suggestion, Whilst creative... Would be a security risk
in many more ways than one...
	No offence intended, But as a professional programmer, i can think of many
simple ways it
	could be exploited
	and dependant on it's primary privileges, do just about anything.... On the


Craig R. Marshall
B.E (Hons), M.Eng.Sc., CCNA
Senior Software, IP Telecommunications
& Terrestrial Systems Engineer.
Coreix Systems Australia
mailto:craigrm at coreixsystems.com.au

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{Behalf Of Joel Hammer
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{To: Kai Peters; samba at lists.samba.org
{Subject: Re: [Samba] Shell script execution?
{Another way would be to have a share which has a subdirectory. Put
{in the parent directory a flag file or files (program1, program2,
{etc). Have a daemon running on the samba server (a bash script would
{do) watching the subdirectory. Then, to run a program, move the program
{flag file from the parent directory to the subdirectory. The daemon sees it,
{reads the program name, runs the program and moves the program flag file
{back to the parent directory.
{On Fri, Apr 18, 2003 at 12:22:49PM -0700, Kai Peters wrote:
{> Hi ~
{> is there a way to execute a shell script on the samba server from a
{windows client via Samba?
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