semi-colon [;] used in password during net join resulted in failure of net join

Brad Hards bradh at
Mon Jun 30 01:10:02 MDT 2014

On Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:31:39 AM Adarsha S wrote:
> Hi All,
> While doing net join with password having semi-colon was giving error as
> shown below:
> /root # /usr/bin/net join -U winson%symbol;123 -s
> /var/samba/smb.conf.primary
> cannot join as standalone machine
> /bin/sh: 123: not found
The start of the last line shows you what is going wrong - it is a shell 
The shell is splitting your command, not anything in samba.


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