How to use /etc/passwd passwords for NTDOM?

Gerald W. Carter cartegw at Eng.Auburn.EDU
Fri Feb 20 18:10:47 GMT 1998

Nuno Loureiro wrote:
> Is there any automatic way of converting /etc/passwd (or shadow) to
> smbpasswd? mkpasswd doesn't seem to work well (it doesn't convert the
> passwords, instead it puts XXXX.... in the smb password field).

Short answer.  No this is no automatic way of doing this.  Sorry.  

I welcome corrections if I am wrong on this one.

                            Gerald ( Jerry ) Carter	
Engineering Network Services                           Auburn University 
jerry at   

       "...a hundred billion castaways looking for a home."
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