cat /etc/passwd > mksmbpasswd

William R. Knox wknox at
Wed Mar 1 13:04:30 GMT 2000

It isn't possible to convert the encrypted passwords in the /etc/passwd
file to the passwords in the smbpasswd file, so a direct conversion is
not possible.

			Bill Knox
			Senior Operating Systems Programmer/Analyst
			The MITRE Corporation

Jeff Pajor wrote:
> Hi all,
> Quick question, is it possible to take an existing /etc/passwd file and
> run it through (or some other script) to update a smbpasswd
> file?  I am asking this because everytime we change a password or add or
> delete usernames on a machine, it would seem we have to do the same thing
> to change th samba password file, and I'm hopeing there is an easier
> way.....
> thanks,
> jeff
> pajor at

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