Problems with passwords (PR#20895) !!!!

David Bannon D.Bannon at
Wed Oct 27 22:46:10 GMT 1999

At 07:19 PM 27/10/1999 +1000, Tomek Jarosinski wrote:
>A new user is getting line with [NO_PASSWORD...]:[NU     ], because only
>than a user can set his password on unix side with smbpasswd. When a new
>user gets  [NO_PASSWORD...]:[U      ], than only ROOT !!! can set
>smbpasswd for this user. It is not so comfortable to set smbpasswd as
>root for 2000 users. Any ideas ?      

Another way to look at it ? I use a set of scripts to create accounts for
about 450 users, each is is given a random (with some limits) passwd and
then I print off a sheet for each (using mail merge) with both their user
name, password and some simple instructions on how to change the password
to something of their own choice. 

Better than having to change everyone's by hand !

David Bannon                      D.Bannon at
School of Biochemistry            Phone 61 03 9479 2197
La Trobe University, Plenty Rd,   Fax   61 03 9479 2467
Bundoora, Vic, Australia, 3083
..... Humpty Dumpty was pushed !

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