[Samba] Joining an NT domain using the smbpasswd command

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Thu Oct 31 18:00:00 GMT 2002

On Thursday 31 October 2002 4:26 pm, Hewitt, Tom wrote:
> I'm evaluating Linux (Redhat Linux 8.0), with a view to migrating from
> Windows but have been having a frustrating few days trying to configure
> Samba 2.2.5 via the terminal from within the Gnome GUI.
> I can get Samba to work when it comes to Windows clients using the Linux
> box as a file server but am having no joy when I attempt to use the
> smbpasswd command to join an NT domain.
> I keep receiving the message - smbpasswd:command not found.
> I have rigorously followed the instructions that came with Samba regarding
> it's installation and still I get this message.
> Can anyone out there shed some light on this problem for me?
> Many thanks,
> Tom
Have you tried "locate smbpasswd"  or "find / -name smbpasswd" in order to 
determine where it is on your machine?  Things get put in funky places, ie  
outside of your $PATH sometimes.  At least it looks to me like it's your 
shell saying it can't find smbpasswd.

I don't know how RedHat 8.0 installs samba.  They do tend to break it up into 
pieces and you may not have the rpm installed that contains smbpasswd.  I 
wouldn't think so, but it's a thought.  

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