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Implementing Samba 4

By : Marcelo Leal
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Implementing Samba 4

By: Marcelo Leal

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Implementing Samba 4
About the Author
About the Reviewers


In this chapter, we learned the importance of the open source community and were introduced to the Samba 4 Python bindings. We used the Python interpreter to explore the Samba 4 Python bindings in a very intuitive way as well as learning some essential Python functions to get insights about packages, modules, and functions/methods. In the end, we learned how to use the source code to help us understand specific functions and implementation details. We used all these components to implement a step-by-step procedure in creating our first Python script that makes use of some Samba 4 Python bindings (for example, to connect to the Samba 4 Server at the local host, authenticate, and execute a simple query listing usernames from the base). We provided users a full, working example that can be useful for anyone who wants to start participating and collaborating, which is a real need for any open source community.