[Samba] Converting Unix passwd to encrypted state in smbpasswd

Bill Studenmund wrstuden at wasabisystems.com
Mon Apr 22 11:02:02 GMT 2002

On Mon, 22 Apr 2002, Christian Barth wrote:

> >
> >
> > Hello All,
> >
> > I was wondering if anyone knows of a utility to convert unix aix 4.3.3 passwd
> > file to encrypted state. The users can only access the Unix file servers if the
> > smbpasswd is encrypted.  Currently, I'm manually changing the accounts by having
> > the users re-enter their passwords via smbpasswd.   There must be a quicker way.
> There is noe quicker way. Sorry, but the encryption is incompatible.
> You could try crack or brute force cracking, but I dout if this is
> quicker.

Also note, that is the point of how UNIX passwords work. :-) Not even root
can readily know your password, just information that can be used to
determine if you just typed in the same password as last time.

Take care,


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