smbpasswd password on the command line

Jim McDonough jmcd at
Fri Jul 11 14:39:10 GMT 2003

in 3.0, specifying the password on the commandline has been broken for
quite some time (since late 2001).  It went unnoticed until recently.  Some
folks don't want to allow this for security reasons.  I've re-enabled it so
that help/doc/smbpasswd are consistent (well, more consistent), but we
could also just yank this.  What do folks think?

Jim McDonough
IBM Linux Technology Center
Samba Team
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