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Re: Creating a account with a blank password?

On Mon, 2003-06-16 at 20:00, Jason Grindlay wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to create a login account on a Debian Woody (3.0) system that 
> has no password. (i.e. blank/empty password)  As far as I understand it 
> I need to edit /etc/passwd and remove the 'x' from the field after the 
> username (I'm using shadow passwords) leaving a line like 
> 'user::10:10:name:homedir:shell' remaining (or else do the same with 
> /etc/shadow leaving the password field blank.)
> I've tried both of the above and tried doing a login but entering no 
> password is not accepted...  Can anybody tell me what I'm doing wrong?
> (before I get the lecture about it being insecure creating a login 
> account with no password - I need it for samba, I've got an issue with a 
> Windows ME workstation refusing to connect to the SMB server and 
> according advice I've recieved ME needs a account with no password to 
> let it login.)

You can use seperate passwords for smb.

Check out smbpasswd.

Also user can type the password when loging in to ME, using client for
microsoft networks login, instead of windows family login.

Hope that helps,

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