smbpasswd file compatible between versions?

Joe Olt joeoltusa at
Thu Jan 18 15:13:39 GMT 2001

I have tried copying the smbpasswd file from a 2.2alpha1 to a 2.0.7, and it
worked fine.

------Original Message------
From: Maciej Kalisiak <mac at>

Is the private/smbpasswd format compatible between versions?  I was running
old 2.1 prealpha version of SAMBA, and now am trying 2.2 from cvs.  Can I
use the old smbpasswd file?  I've actually re-added all the machine trust
accounts to it (foo$), but I don't want to readd users as I want to keep
the users' old passwords.

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