[Samba] ShowMessage (second attempt)

Alfredo Ramos ralf at is.rice.edu
Wed May 21 16:26:42 GMT 2003

Yes, smbclient can send messages to the users. See the man pages for
smbclient. But it does it one at a time. If you want to send a message to
all users, you probably will have to write a perl script. That's how I
do it here.


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On Tue, 20 May 2003, Nicholas Metsovon wrote:

> Surely someone out there knows how to notify their
> Windows users that access to their samba server is
> going to be terminated....
> Any help will be *greatly* appreciated.
> ------ Original Message -------
> I would like to shut down samba before I begin my
> backup routine.  Before I do this, I would like to
> send a message to the users who are logged in on their
> Windows machines, asking them to log out.  I would
> prefer this to be like a ShowMessage dialog box, if
> possible.
> Could anyone please tell me how I can do this?  A
> Redhat tech support specialist told me he thinks this
> is possible through samba or smb-client.
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