Authentication on Linux6.0 that running samba-2.0.3

Tran.Thach.Tung at QUANTIC.AC.VN Tran.Thach.Tung at QUANTIC.AC.VN
Mon Nov 8 04:24:57 GMT 1999

Hello all,
	Thank for your answer very much, I was man page for the smbpasswd 
file but I can't create smbpasswd exactly. Could you help me create 
it. Below is my configuration.
   workgroup = QUANTIC
   server string = Samba Server
   printcap name = /etc/printcap
   load printers = yes
   log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
   max log size = 50
   security = user
   encrypt passwords = yes
   smb passwd file = /usr/local/samba/private/smbpasswd
   update encrypted = yes
   passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
   socket options = TCP_NODELAY
   os level = 33
   preserve case = yes
   short preserve case = yes
   default case = lower
   case sensitive = yes

#============================ Share Definitions 
   comment = Home Directories
   browseable = no
   writable = yes
# Set public = yes to allow user 'guest account' to print
   guest ok = no
   writable = no
   printable = yes

# This one is useful for people to share files
   comment = Temporary file space
   path = /tmp
   read only = no
   public = yes

   comment = Documents
   path = /usr/doc
   read only = yes
   public = yes

# A publicly accessible directory, but read only, except for people 
# the "staff" group
   comment = Public Stuff
   path = /home/samba
   public = yes
   writable = yes
   printable = no

From:  Herb Lewis [SMTP:herb at]
Sent:  Friday, November 05, 1999 11:07 PM
To:  Tran Thach Tung
Cc:  Multiple recipients of list SAMBA
Subject:  Re: Authentication on Linux6.0 that running samba-2.0.3

The command only creates the skeleton for all your
users. The passwords cannot be determined from the entries in
/etc/password so those fields are set to all 'X'.

The man page for the smbpasswd file states in the section describing
the Lanman Password Hash

  "If the hex string is equal to 32 'X' characters then the users
  account is marked as disabled and the user will not be
  able to log onto the Samba server."

You must set each users password using the smbpasswd program or using
the "update encrypted" setting in smb.conf. Check out the smb.conf
man page for an explaination of this parameter.


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