managing users from smbpasswd rather than /etc/passwd
eric at snowmoon.com
Thu Sep 24 05:17:15 GMT 1998
FYI: I have a few hunderd smb user by the end of every school year. Since
90% of them are only there for one service (printing), I have created a
shell ( or was it perl ) script to add them to /etc/passwd with the same
UID/home/group... it makes controling the account very easy, and gives smb
just wat it needs for that user. This setup is great for bulk read-only
access and printing with a password.
For those users that need read/write or special priveleges, I have real
accounts ( unique UID/group/home ), so I can use unix permissions on the
files I'm sharing to them.
This is all under solaris using useradd scripted.
System Admin - ResNet
University at Albany, NY
eric at snowmoon.com / ericw at albany.edu
>Juan Carlos replied:
>> From my experience, Samba needs a login to exist in /etc/passwd in order
>> to be possible to have it in smbpasswd.
>That's the crux of what I was asking. And the answer that I didn't want to
>Pity it can't be a (configurable) "either-and-or" situation.
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