[Samba] I need to be able to retrieve windows user info on a
kai at samba.org
Sun Jun 28 17:22:01 GMT 2009
On Sunday 28 June 2009 14:40:13 touchring wrote:
> I've been doing novice level programming on Delphi win32 for about 2 years,
> and recently, I've been exploring freepascal/Lazarus on Ubuntu because I
> want to port a small win32 application to Windows. I've managed to port
> over most aspects of the win32 app, including database, but I'm now stuck
> at trying to find a Linux equivalent of the netapi32 (a windows NT api
> function) which I actually use to call NetUserGetInfo (see
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa370654(VS.85).aspx) to retrieve
> Windows login user info on a windows server.
Uh, tricky one.
> At this point, I'm not sure whether I need to use Samba, or Wine, or a mix
> of both. I've tried researching on the net for the past 2 days to no
> avail, hope to receive some tips from you guys. :)
I think at this point your best bet is to use the Samba-based libnetapi
library. I'm not sure if that is packaged for your system or if you need to
build samba yourself to get it. I'm also not sure on how to create pascal
bindings for a C library, but I assume there is a way to do so.
The Wine netapi32 implementation currently only works on the local machine. As
I understood your question, you need to talk to a remote server, so the Wine
library won't help you much. Improving that library in Wine has been on my
todo list for quite a while, but other things tend to come in with a higher
Hope this helps,
WorldForge developer http://www.worldforge.org/
Wine developer http://wiki.winehq.org/KaiBlin
Samba team member http://www.samba.org/samba/team/
Will code for cotton.
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