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Re: [vox-tech] samba: smbpasswd not working
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Re: [vox-tech] samba: smbpasswd not working

On Fri, Jan 08, 2010 at 01:32:16AM -0500, Peter Salzman wrote:
> I'm trying to access Linux "shares" from a windows machine.  So I went
> through this on my Linux server:
> # cat /etc/passwd | mksmbpasswd > /etc/samba/smbpasswd
> # smbpasswd -U p
> New SMB password:
> Retype new SMB password:
> The first command created the file /etc/samba/smbpasswd with all the
> user names (as expected) with disabled accounts (passwords are all
> X's).  I typed in the same password twice.  Everything looked good,
> but when I looked at /etc/samba/smbpasswd, it didn't change.  The
> entry still says:
> I was expecting some of those "X"'s to be part of an encrypted string.
>  Shouldn't smbpasswd change this file in *some* way?  I do declare the
> location of the password file in /etc/samba/smb.conf:

Have you checked /usr/local/samba/private/smbpasswd? That's the default
location for the password file. If it's there, you might want to a)
leave it there or b) restart samba and try again.

>         security           = user
>         encrypt passwords  = yes
>         smb passwd file    = /etc/samba/smbpasswd
> Help.  I have no idea what to do.   I'm leaving on Saturday for
> Guatemala for 2.5 weeks, and I'd like to get this fixed before I go if
> possible.
> Thanks!
> Pete
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