Wiki: Standalone server

Marc Muehlfeld mmuehlfeld at
Tue Jan 5 13:43:30 UTC 2016

Hello Uri,

thanks for your feedback.

Am 04.01.2016 um 21:01 schrieb Uri Simchoni:
> I don't run smbpasswd often, but I think it does its magic by contacting
> a running smbd (unless the -L switch is being used). If I'm correct on
> this, then you need to run smbd before smbpasswd.

It's not necessary that smbd is running for the smbpasswd command - at
least not with 'passdb backend = tdbsam', which is the default:

# ps axf | grep smbd
 1035 pts/0    S+     0:00          \_ grep --color=auto smbd

# smbpasswd -a demoUser
New SMB password:
Retype new SMB password:
Added user demoUser.


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