couldn't find wps

Steve Langasek vorlon at
Sat Jan 8 22:42:05 GMT 2000

On Sun, 9 Jan 2000, Richard Meglino wrote:

> Jan 8 11:46:31 bucka PAM_pwdb[18444]: authentication failure; (uid=0) ->
> smbuser for samba service

> However, I am using the correct password for smbuser and I have executed
> successfully the command:

> cat /etc/passwd | > /etc/passwd

> is there another password file that should exsist?

Um.  I hope the above commandline was miscopied.  If not, you've just
overwritten your system password file with Samba-specific password data.
You'll need to recover your original /etc/passwd file, or your system will
likely be completely unusable after you log out.

The script is for making an *SMB* password file, which is a
separate file on the system (with a location configurable via the 'smb passwd
file' directive in smb.conf).

Also, making the smbpasswd file isn't enough to let you use encrypted
passwords; you also have to populate the file with actual encrypted passwords.

The smbpasswd command should help you with this.

-Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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