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Re: add samba users

On Sun, Nov 26, 2000 at 10:34:58PM +0100, ebirn-lists wrote:
> hi all!
> i have a question concerning samba
> at the installation configuration the system's users are all added to the
> /etc/samba/smbpasswd file
> i deleted them accidentally and ow i'm looking for a way to restore this.
> the mksmbpasswd man-page was not very useful to me
> it might also be important that i use shadow/md5 passwords

i think (its been awhile) mksmbpasswd works something like this:

cat /etc/passwd | mksmbpasswd > /etc/samba/smbpasswd

or maybe its just mksmbpasswd > /etc/samba/smbpasswd.  that part is
really easy, just play with it a bit.  

the hard/annoying part is there is no way to convert the hashed
passwords in /etc/shadow or /etc/passwd into samba hashs, so you have
to manually run smbpasswd for each user you need enabled in
/etc/samba/smbpasswd.  by default all users have locked accounts for
samba (XXXXX... for a password hash) 

Ethan Benson

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