[Samba] Administering samba locally without opening root to the net?

Michael Tokarev mjt at tls.msk.ru
Wed Oct 8 09:29:36 MDT 2014

Hello again.  I sent this email almost a year ago, but got no
replies.  Maybe things are a bit different now?



02.11.2013 21:19, Michael Tokarev wrote:
> Hello.
> I'm trying to find a way to administer a (set of) standalone
> samba machines (3.x style) locally.
> Most things are now done using `net rpc' command.  But this one
> connects to a (local) samba server over network, and hence requires
> auth.
> Another example is pdbedit tool which accesses local passdb.tdb
> file directly as long as user running this command has the
> necessary permissions.
> What I'm trying to find is a password-less equivalent of
>   net rpc rights
>   net rpc printer
> and a few others.
> Also, previously samba used ntprinters.tdb and ntdrivers.tdb
> with quite simple structure.  So it was possible to install
> a printer to samba server from a windows box, dump the newly
> created entries from ntprinters.tdb and insert similar entries
> (by changing printer name and a few other similar things) to
> ntprinters.tdb on another samba machine without a need of
> logging remotely and repeating the UI part from windows machine
> (which is very slow).
> With current registry.tdb way, I can't do this easily anymore.
> Is there some command-line way to do that on a samba server
> locally using new registry.tdb setup?  (I can think of adding
> things to ntprinters.tdb and running `net printing migrate',
> but this is quite awkward and does not let me to delete
> printers).
> Thank you!
> /mjt

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