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mksmbpasswd

formats a /etc/passwd entry for a smbpasswd file

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

mksmbpasswd should be used only once, the first time Samba is installed. The idea is to ease accounts creation by transferring all user accounts from /etc/passwd to /etc/samba/smbpasswd.

Please note that passwords are not transferred automatically from /etc/passwd to the new /etc/samba/smbpasswd file. After running mksmbpasswd all accounts are disabled so the system administrator must run smbpasswd for each account that needs to be enable.

/etc/passwd

System wide accounts file

/etc/samba/smbpasswd

Encrypted passwords file for the Samba daemons

samba(7), nmbd(8), smbd(8)

Eloy A. Paris <peloy@debian.org> (man page based on sendmailconfig’s man page by Robert Leslie <rob@mars.org>)

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