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Old 12-27-2010, 08:21 PM   #1
wisnoskij
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net command gone


I have been using the net command for a while now to remotely shutdown my windows machine, I believe that it comes with the samba package.
"net rpc shutdown -f -I IP_ADDRESS -U USERNAME%PASSWORD"

I run a Ubuntu 10.10 x86 Netbook edition computer, and have recently updated my software because my computer asked me to and the net command recently stopped working so I assume this is the cause.
It was simply saying that the net command did not exist, but after playing around installing packages I installed samba4 and got it recognizing the command net. But it no longer works the same and does not support "rpc shutdown" nor does it appear to have any replacement for it.

Was the command simply depreciated? if so how can I stop this from happening again, I use net all the time and am not happy that it would disappear without warning.

Can I get the command back somehow, or do any of your have a replacement?

Any help would be appreciated.

Last edited by wisnoskij; 12-28-2010 at 06:17 AM. Reason: grammar
 
Old 12-27-2010, 09:21 PM   #2
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Shutdown should still be a valid option.
Code:
NET(8)                    System Administration tools                   NET(8)

NAME
       net - Tool for administration of Samba and remote CIFS servers.

SYNOPSIS
       net {<ads|rap|rpc>} [-h] [-w workgroup] [-W myworkgroup] [-U user]
        [-I ip-address] [-p port] [-n myname] [-s conffile] [-S server] [-l]
        [-P] [-d debuglevel] [-V] [--request-timeout seconds]

DESCRIPTION
       This tool is part of the samba(7) suite.
COMMANDS

   RPC SHUTDOWN [-t timeout] [-r] [-f] [-C message]
       Shut down the remote server.

       -r
           Reboot after shutdown.

       -f
           Force shutting down all applications.

       -t timeout
           Timeout before system will be shut down. An interactive user of the
           system can use this time to cancel the shutdown.

       -C message
           Display the specified message on the screen to announce the
           shutdown.
Check
Code:
man net
on your machine. I just posted the relevant part of the entry on mine.
 
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Old 12-28-2010, 06:14 AM   #3
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Sorry should of included that with my post. It has a really strange output.

Code:
wisnoskij@Netbook-X61:~$ man net
No manual entry for net
See 'man 7 undocumented' for help when manual pages are not available.
wisnoskij@Netbook-X61:~$ net
Unknown parameter encountered: "max log size"
Ignoring unknown parameter "max log size"
Unknown parameter encountered: "syslog"
Ignoring unknown parameter "syslog"
Unknown parameter encountered: "unix password sync"
Ignoring unknown parameter "unix password sync"
Unknown parameter encountered: "passwd program"
Ignoring unknown parameter "passwd program"
Unknown parameter encountered: "pam password change"
Ignoring unknown parameter "pam password change"
Unknown parameter encountered: "map to guest"
Ignoring unknown parameter "map to guest"
Unknown parameter encountered: "usershare allow guests"
Ignoring unknown parameter "usershare allow guests"
Unknown parameter encountered: "writeable"
Ignoring unknown parameter "writeable"
Unknown parameter encountered: "valid users"
Ignoring unknown parameter "valid users"
Unknown parameter encountered: "writeable"
Ignoring unknown parameter "writeable"
Unknown parameter encountered: "valid users"
Ignoring unknown parameter "valid users"
Unknown parameter encountered: "writeable"
Ignoring unknown parameter "writeable"
Unknown parameter encountered: "valid users"
Ignoring unknown parameter "valid users"
Usage:
net <command> [options]
Available commands:
	password	Changes/Sets the password on a user account [server connection needed]
	samdump		dump the sam of a domain
	samsync		synchronise into the local ldb the sam of an NT4 domain
	drs		Implements functionality offered by repadmin.exe utility in Windows
	gpo		Administer group policies
	setexpiry	Sets the expiration of a user account
	fsmo		Makes the targer DC transfer or seize a fsmo role [server connection needed]
	pwsettings	Sets password settings
	group		Group management
	machinepw	Gets a machine password out of our SAM
	rodc		RODC commands
	domainlevel	Raises domain and forest function levels
	acl		NT ACLs manipulation
	vampire		Join and synchronise a remote AD domain to the local server [server connection needed]
	enableaccount	Enables a user
	export		Dumps the sam of the domain we are joined to [server connection needed]
	user		User management [server connection needed]
	spn		SPN management [server connection needed]
	time		Retrieve the time on a remote server [server connection needed]
	setpassword	(Re)sets the password on a user account
	join		Joins domain as either member or backup domain controller [server connection needed]
	newuser		Creates a new user
 
  


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