[Samba] smbclient help

Robert Marcano robert at marcanoonline.com
Tue Jan 12 18:19:26 UTC 2021

On 1/12/21 11:52 AM, Robert Marcano wrote:
> On 1/12/21 8:46 AM, jmpatagonia via samba wrote:
>> Hello we have a samba 4 AD --> Version 4.11.13-Debian
>> We have a netlogon share
>> [netlogon]
>>          browseable = no
>>          read list = "+MIDOMINIO\Domain Users"
>>          path = /etc/samba/netlogon
>>          comment = Script de logueo en la red
>>          valid users = "+MIDOMINIO\Domain Users"
>>          public = yes
>>          writeable = no
>>  From a user logged on domain, we need access to the share "netlogon" 
>> from
>> command line "smbclient or similar" without introducing user or password,
>> just direct. like from file navigator smb://domain-server2/netlogon
>> And finally and the second time copy a file from the share netlogon to a
>> client folder.
>> Regards.
> You can try with Kerberos (-k), but that will require a proper Kerberos 
> enable user session", or doing kinit before it.
> If ehat you are trying is to script these actions, take a look at 
> smbclient documentation:
> ======================================
>         -A|--authentication-file=filename
>             This option allows you to specify a file from which to read 
> the username and password used in the connection. The format of the file is
>                 username = <value>
>                 password = <value>
>                 domain   = <value>
>             Make certain that the permissions on the file restrict 
> access from unwanted users.
> ======================================

Another way if you are thinking on using stored credentials on the user 
desktop keyring, for example the user navigated with GNOME Files to a 
share an stored the credentials, then you would need to use something like:

   gio mount smb://servername/sharename/

gio is a GNOME framework (used by the file manager), other desktops have 
other tools. Using this means you are not using Samba directly but a 3rd 
party client of the Samba libraries.

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