new samba accounts

Elrond elrond at
Mon Aug 14 16:29:10 GMT 2000

On Mon, Aug 14, 2000 at 04:08:20PM +0000, A. Van Hook wrote:
> Is there a script available to automatically create new samba accounts
> (with passwords) from NIS maps or /etc/passwd file???

You should have asked on samba at!

And I guess, this is an FAQ.

But anyway:

a) There's somwhere a a script in source/scripts, that at
   least makes up an smbpasswd from an /etc/passwd but:
b) You can't set the passwords, because the algorithms of
   Unix and SMB are completely different.

Please send further questions to samba at


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