samba-regedit - ncurses based tool to manage the Samba registry
[--help] [--usage] [-d <debug level>]
[-s <configuration file>]
[-l <log directory>] [-V]
[--user=<USERNAME>] [-N] [-k] [--authentication-file=<FILE>]
[--signing=[on|off|required]] [-P] [-e] [-C] [--pw-nt-hash]
This tool is part of the samba
samba-regedit is a ncurses based tool to manage the Samba registry. It can be
used to show/edit registry keys/subkeys and their values.
Print a summary of command line options.
is an integer from 0 to 10. The
default value if this parameter is not specified is 1.
The higher this value, the more detail will be logged to the log files about the
activities of the server. At level 0, only critical errors and serious
warnings will be logged. Level 1 is a reasonable level for day-to-day running
- it generates a small amount of information about operations carried out.
Levels above 1 will generate considerable amounts of log data, and should only
be used when investigating a problem. Levels above 3 are designed for use only
by developers and generate HUGE amounts of log data, most of which is
Note that specifying this parameter here will override the log level
parameter in the smb.conf file.
Display brief usage message.
Prints the program version number.
The file specified contains the configuration
details required by the server. The information in this file includes
server-specific information such as what printcap file to use, as well as
descriptions of all the services that the server is to provide. See smb.conf
for more information. The default configuration file name is determined at
Base directory name for log/debug files. The
extension ".progname" will be appended (e.g. log.smbclient,
log.smbd, etc...). The log file is never removed by the client.
Set the smb.conf(5) option
"<name>" to value "<value>" from the command
line. This overrides compiled-in defaults and options read from the
-n|--netbiosname <primary NetBIOS name>
This option allows you to override the NetBIOS
name that Samba uses for itself. This is identical to setting the netbios
name parameter in the smb.conf file. However, a command line setting will
take precedence over settings in smb.conf.
This specifies a NetBIOS scope that nmblookup
will use to communicate with when generating NetBIOS names. For details on the
use of NetBIOS scopes, see rfc1001.txt and rfc1002.txt. NetBIOS scopes are
very rarely used, only set this parameter if you are the system
administrator in charge of all the NetBIOS systems you communicate with.
Set the SMB domain of the username. This
overrides the default domain which is the domain defined in smb.conf. If the
domain specified is the same as the servers NetBIOS name, it causes the client
to log on using the servers local SAM (as opposed to the Domain SAM).
-O|--socket-options socket options
TCP socket options to set on the client
socket. See the socket options parameter in the smb.conf manual page for the
list of valid options.
If specified, this parameter suppresses the
normal password prompt from the client to the user. This is useful when
accessing a service that does not require a password.
Unless a password is specified on the command line or this parameter is
specified, the client will request a password.
If a password is specified on the command line and this option is also defined
the password on the command line will be silently ingnored and no password
will be used.
Try to authenticate with kerberos. Only useful
in an Active Directory environment.
Try to use the credentials cached by
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
Sets the SMB username or username and
If %password is not specified, the user will be prompted. The client will first
check the USER
environment variable, then the LOGNAME
and if either exists, the string is uppercased. If these environmental
variables are not found, the username GUEST
A third option is to use a credentials file which contains the plaintext of the
username and password. This option is mainly provided for scripts where the
admin does not wish to pass the credentials on the command line or via
environment variables. If this method is used, make certain that the
permissions on the file restrict access from unwanted users. See the -A
for more details.
Be cautious about including passwords in scripts. Also, on many systems the
command line of a running process may be seen via the ps command. To be safe
always allow rpcclient to prompt for a password and type it in directly.
Set the client signing state.
Use stored machine account password.
This command line parameter requires the
remote server support the UNIX extensions or that the SMB3 protocol has been
selected. Requests that the connection be encrypted. Negotiates SMB encryption
using either SMB3 or POSIX extensions via GSSAPI. Uses the given credentials
for the encryption negotiation (either kerberos or NTLMv1/v2 if given
domain/username/password triple. Fails the connection if encryption cannot be
The supplied password is the NT hash.
This man page is correct for version 4 of the Samba suite.
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The original Samba software and related utilities were created by Andrew
Tridgell. Samba is now developed by the Samba Team as an Open Source project
similar to the way the Linux kernel is developed.
The samba-regedit man page was written by Karolin Seeger.