Newbie question

Rahul Parasnis rahul.parasnis at
Tue Oct 2 00:55:05 GMT 2001

Thanks a lot John Nelson ,
I just did encrypted password = yes and it worked , I can see the share and
I can attach to it .

In the log file , log.nmbd I see following messages ,
[2001/10/01 20:14:28, 0] smbd/connection.c:(62)
  yield_connection: tdb_delete failed with error Record does not exist.
[2001/10/01 20:14:28, 0] smbd/connection.c:(62)

Can someone tell me about this error . is this normal ?
- Rahul

"Nelson, John P." <NelsonJP at> on 10/02/2001 06:12:15 AM

To:   Rahul Parasnis/JPN/International/CLY at CLY

Subject:  Re: Newbie question

>Since I am using NIS I did like this .
>ypcat passwd | > /tmp/smbpass.tmp
>moved this file as smbpasswd and restarted smbc and nmbd .

You do realize that does not enter the actual passwords,

Unix passwords and SMB passwords use incompatible encryption schemes, both
one-way encryption techniques.  There is no way to read the passwd file (or
yp equivalent) and generate SMB encrypted passwords from it.  Hell, if this
were possible, then the separate smbpasswd file would not be necessary.

You need to add individual passwords for each user, using "smbpasswd".  Or
use unencrypted passwords for a time, using the "update encrypted" option
Samba (in effect, letting users populate the smbpasswd passwords by using
the system).

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