Newbie to Samba

Christian Barth BARTH at
Mon Aug 31 20:12:23 GMT 1998

> 1.  Samba keeps it own set of password in private/smbpasswd after Samba was
> installed.  What's the use of those passwords?  Are they being used to
> perform validation if "Password required" is specified in smb.conf for
> using a particular service?
They are used if you are using enctypted password for NT or win98. If 
you are not using them, you don't need that file. See ENCRYPTION.TXT


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