SMBGET Not Working After Samba Update With 119757-40 patch (Doc ID 2289743.1)

Last updated on JULY 24, 2017

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 1/13 U11 to 11.3 [Release 10.0 to 11.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

smbget utility with smbrc file is NOT working and reports "Invalid variable"

On newly patched server:

 

Changes

Samba patch 119757-39 and above updated samba to version 4.4

smbget options has changed in samba 4.4

The -u and -p options for user and password were replaced by the -U option.

and smbgetrc files do not accept username and password options any more,
only a single "user" option which also accepts user%password combinations.

Cause

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