Help : Adding smb user on MAC OS X

Peter Waechtler peter at
Wed Jul 21 07:25:26 GMT 2004

Am Dienstag, 20. Juli 2004 19:35 schrieb nandkumar l mane:
> I am trying to add smb user using command
>   smbpasswd -a Nandkumar
> But I was not able to create smb user.
> I am getting the following error message.
> could not find new user/computer Nandkumar in passdb.
> Failed to initialise SAM_ACCOUNT for user Nandkumar.
> Failed to modify password entry for user Nandkumar
> Nandkumar is already a system user.I am using smbd version 3.0.2 on Mac OS
> X 10.3.2 - Darwin Kernel Version 7.3.0.
> I have also tried the same on linux machine and it worked fine for me.
> I am not able to understand why samba gives the error on Mac OS X.
> Please help me to solve this problem.

Just a hint: MacOSX uses netinfo and has /etc/passwd and /etc/master.passwd 
(like other BSDs)

What is
nidump passwd .

saying? (notice the dot at the end of the command)
The system user will be in there and smbpasswd seems to look in 

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