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Broadcasting over a network

Oh ;)

You can use samba and smbclient to do this:

cat message.txt | smbclient -M COMPUTERNAME

More details at:

I'm not sure if you can send a message to all.. but you could write a shell
script to cycle through a list of lmhosts... or use the output from
smbstatus to get a list of lmhosts.

<quick deja search>
Hmm... no way to send to all at once. Anyone?


-----Original Message-----
From: Phil Buckley [mailto:phil at]
Sent: Wednesday, November 10, 1999 3:27 PM
To: Niall Kavanagh; discuss at Blu.Org
Subject: RE: Broadcasting over a network

I want to send the message from a linux server to users sitting at windows


At 01:51 PM 11/10/99 -0500, Niall Kavanagh wrote:
>For Linux or Windows? For windows use "net send * "message goes here".
>For Linux see "man wall". Use the wall command, type your message, and then
>hit CTRL-D on an empty line.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Phil Buckley [mailto:phil at]
>Sent: Wednesday, November 10, 1999 1:19 PM
>To: discuss at Blu.Org
>Subject: Broadcasting over a network
>At a previous job, the MIS department would sometimes send out a broadcast
>message that would pop up as a dialog box on the windows machines. You
>know, something like "Server will be going down in 5 minutes".
>I would like to do that at my small company but have no idea about how to
>start. Is there something that needs to be installed on the client side? I
>don't even really know what howto to look at for guidance.
>Any pointers??
>Phil Buckley
>"fiel pero desdichado"
>Info Insomniax Inc.
>phil at
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