[Samba] Samba feature that might be nice

Gerald Carter jerry at samba.org
Fri Feb 8 15:49:07 GMT 2002

On Wed, 6 Feb 2002, Martyn Ranyard wrote:

> Hi,
>    A couple of times (especially when sorting out my scripts for the 
> umpteenth time), I have deleted a unix user before the smb user.  This 
> caused smbpasswd to panic and not delete the smb user.  As far as I can 
> tell, this doesn't present a security issue, as if there is no user in 
> /etc/passwd then you cannot use the account in samba anyway, however, it 
> would be nice for smbpasswd, if passed the -x argument didn't look for the 
> user in /etc/passwd, just to save hand-editing the smbpasswd file.

I think this was fixed in 2.2.3a.

chau, jerry
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