[Samba] Message Command

Joel Hammer Joel at HammersHome.com
Fri Jan 10 12:29:00 GMT 2003

If you want to run a command on the linux server, why not just use the exec

Are you wanting to send a pop up message to a windows or linux client?
Although I don't use it right now, there is a well defined mechanism for
sending popup messages to windows clients.


On Fri, Jan 10, 2003 at 10:54:49PM +1100, David Andrew Patterson wrote:
>  From the smb.conf help document regarding the "message command" field:-
> >You could make this command send mail, or whatever else takes your fancy. 
> >Please let us know of any really interesting ideas you have.
> First, my question:- Does Samba do anything in particular with the standard 
> output of the program specified here? What would it take to have it 
> WinPopUp-ed back to the sender of the message?
> I'm presently working on a program** to enable simple commands of some kind 
> to be WinPopUp-ed to a Linux box and acted on or responded to in some way. 
> For example, rather than having to telnet to my Linux box, log in, enter 
> "ifup ppp0" to dial into my ISP and then something else to activate my 
> masquerading, I think it would be rather nice if I could simply WinPopUp a 
> simple command such as "DIAL_IN" and then get a nice, user-friendly 
> response such as "Your Internet connection is now active" popped back to me 
> upon successful completion.
> ** Note well at this point:- I'm **NOT** a qualified or experienced 
> programmer in any way, shape or form. In fact, I've only just finished 
> wading through Herb Schildt's "Teach Yourself C" so this project is perhaps 
> an over-ambitious second step up from the "...int main()..., printf("Hello 
> World");" league................. Needless to say, if I actually end up 
> with anything you guys couldn't bash out in five minutes with your eyes 
> closed, I'll be more than happy to contribute it to the Samba project!!!
> Regards,
> ------------------
> David Andrew Patterson
> dap68 at optusnet.com.au
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