mksmbpasswd

formats a /etc/passwd entry for a smbpasswd file

SYNOPSIS

mksmbpasswd cat /etc/passwd | /usr/sbin/mksmbpasswd > /etc/samba/smb‐ passwd

DESCRIPTION

mksmbpasswd should be used only once, the first time Samba is in‐ stalled. 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 mksmb‐ passwd all accounts are disabled so the system administrator must run smbpasswd for each account that needs to be enable.

FILES

/etc/passwd System wide accounts file /etc/samba/smbpasswd Encrypted passwords file for the Samba daemons

SEE ALSO

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

AUTHOR

Eloy A. Paris (man page based on sendmailconfig's man page by Robert Leslie ) 12-Apr-1998 MKSMBPASSWD(8)

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