[Samba] any plans on getting psexec / cmdat equivalent to Samba?
mangoo at wpkg.org
Wed Mar 22 11:00:23 GMT 2006
Windows admins can make their work easier with a tool like psexec.
It allows to execute commands remotely, without the need to install
anything on the target machine. All that is needed is username/password
Unfortunately, psexec command only runs on Windows.
The usage is as follows (we start notepad interactively with -i to show
that something happens):
psexec \\192.168.1.2 -i -u username -p password notepad
It waits for the command to complete, and returns its exit code, so can
be used within scripts.
A similar tool we can use with Samba is cmdat, which comes together with
samba-tng (one just needs to compile samba-tng, and then can use the
tool with a "regular" Samba).
To start a command on a remote system, we can use (we start notepad
interactively with /interactive to show that something happens):
cmdat -I 192.168.1.2 -U 'username%password' -c 'at now /interactive
Unfortunately, it uses at to start commands (1 minute from the current
time when we use "now"), so we know nothing about the status of the
running command, nor get any exit code. In other words, it's close to
impossible to use it in scripts to do anything useful (other than
starting single commands).
Is any work done in Samba to get a tool similar to psexec?
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