samba4, samba-tool command

Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at
Tue May 3 13:03:27 MDT 2011

On Tue, 2011-05-03 at 14:34 -0400, Theresa Halloran wrote:
> On 5/3/2011 10:56 AM, Jelmer Vernooij wrote:
> > Should password be a thing on its own ("samba-tool password set"),
> > rather than having it under user ("samba-tool user setpassword')? I'm
> > not sure either way. "samba-tool password" probably has more going for
> > it historically, but I think as a new user I would look under user. 
> Well, for starters I think we should combine the existing samba-tool
> setpassword and samba-tool password set .  I don't think we need two
> externals, even though implementation-wise they are different (one is
> local and one not local).  I'm also not sure what the difference
> between password set and password change is....couldn't set be used to
> change a password?
I think the difference is that one is intended for users and requires
the old password to be entered first, the other just sets the password
and requires administrator privileges.


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