[Samba] Using samba-python to query AD? Status of API?

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny241155 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 4 17:27:19 UTC 2015

On 04/11/15 17:11, pisymbol . wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 4, 2015 at 11:09 AM, mathias dufresne <infractory at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Once you have installed Samba to be able to run it as Active Directory you
>> would have samba-tool available.
>> # which samba-tool
>> /usr/bin/samba-tool
>> # file /usr/bin/samba-tool
>> /usr/bin/samba-tool: Python script, ASCII text executable
>> # locate ldapcmp.py
>> /usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/samba/netcmd/ldapcmp.py
>> /usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/samba/netcmd/ldapcmp.pyc
>> /usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/samba/netcmd/ldapcmp.pyo
>> # file /usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/samba/netcmd/ldapcmp.py
>> /usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/samba/netcmd/ldapcmp.py: Python script,
>> ASCII text executable
>> I gave the commands because they help to find where are really these files.
>> They could be in some other directory on your system.
>> There are a lot of other (python) files in there.
> Hmph. This command doesn't look like its shipped in the standard
> samba4 CentOS RPMS. Bummer.

This could be because it is part of a Samba4 AD DC setup and (all 
together now) you cannot set up an AD DC with RHEL based distros yet 
with the distro packages, use the Sernet packages instead.


> Alright, I will grab it from the source tree and take a look!
> Thanks!
> -aps

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