[Samba] Samba 2.2.5 Security Bug?

Herb Lewis herb at sgi.com
Tue Oct 8 17:32:01 GMT 2002

imed at gmx.ch wrote:
> What does that mean now ("\n" is not being  recognized as...)? Is the
> smbpasswd binay buggy, or am I doing something wrong?
> Thanks in Advance!
> Imed

According to the man page you use smbpasswd -n <username> to set the
NO PASSWORDXXXXX password. Empty passwords give a different password.
It looks like this was intentional but I'm not sure why.

Herb Lewis                               Silicon Graphics 
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