smbpasswd password on the command line

Ignacio Coupeau icoupeau at
Fri Jul 11 14:46:38 GMT 2003

Jim McDonough wrote:

> 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?

May be useful for accounts maintenance in some scenarios or at least I 
re-wrote my own version of smbpasswd to do this.

Ignacio Coupeau, Ph.D.     icoupeau at
CTI, Director              icoupeau at
University of Navarra      icoupeau at
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