[Samba] ShowMessage (second attempt)

Ow Mun Heng ow.mun.heng at wdc.com
Thu May 22 04:14:07 GMT 2003

This could help..

[root@]# smbclient -M PC_name
added interface ip=129.xxx.xxx.xxx bcast=129.xxx.xxx.255 nmask=
Got a positive name query response from PC_name_IP ( PC_Name_IP)
Connected. Type your message, ending it with a Control-D

This will only work with WIn2K/NT workstations due to Messenger service
being Run automatically. YOu need winpopup for Win 98.

Else you could also try

echo "MEssage" | smbclient -M PC_Name
Hope this help all those concerned.

PS: someone just needs to write a script to grep the users (from smbstatus
output, 1st column) and then send the message. Seems like a good idea to me.
I'll toy with it see if I can get anywhere.

Mun Heng, Ow
H/M Engineering
Western Digital M'sia 
DID : 03-7870 5168

-----Original Message-----
From: Ifan Jones [mailto:ifan at draig.co.uk]
Sent: Wednesday, May 21, 2003 4:16 PM
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: RE: [Samba] ShowMessage (second attempt)

I'll second this request - I can't find any mention of this anywhere!

-----Original Message-----
From: Nicholas Metsovon [mailto:nmetsovo at yahoo.com]
Sent: 20 May 2003 16:45
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: [Samba] ShowMessage (second attempt)

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

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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