[Samba] Listing all users in a remote Samba server

Paul Gienger pgienger at ae-solutions.com
Thu Apr 7 18:27:45 GMT 2005

> I'm trying to develop a service for retrieving the entire user list of 
> a remote samba server. The expected result is the same expected from 
> the use of the samba command:
> net rpc user
Depending on your backend, there's several ways to go about it, 
including querying LDAP for the entries with an appropriate filter and 
parsing the smbpasswd file.  I believe you could also get some info out 
of pdbedit, but that could be a bit tedious. 

What is your backend?

> The service is coupled with one only request: should be written using 
> Perl language. I have search at the internet and I have read a lot of 
> documentation but I have no idea on how should I do it. Any clue or 
> comment will be welcome.
> Best regards,
> Erik

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