Mon Dec 1 11:08:19 GMT 2003
This will cause smbpasswd to create a user entry in samba's own password
file and associate the password you assign it.
The above is at least what I had to do in order to successfully create a
mapped drive running Samba on Slackware Linux with an NT box mapping to
the linux box.
Extracted from the smbpasswd man page:
-a This option specifies that the username following
should be added to the local smbpasswd file, with
the new password typed (type <Enter> for the old
password). This option is ignored if the username
following already exists in the smbpasswd file and
it is treated like a regular change password com-
mand. Note that the user to be added must already
exist in the system password file (usually
/etc/passwd) else the request to add the user will
This option is only available when running smb-
passwd as root.
On Fri, 13 Oct 2000, Henry Marentes wrote:
> I'm installing samba for the first time. I'm installing samba on solaris
> 2.7. It seems that all the components on the solaris side are working, but
> when I try to map a drive from my windows98 client I get "Invalid Password".
> I made sure my password is correct ( I ran smbclient -L sambaserver). I can
> see my samba server under network neighorhood. Any help would be
> Thanks in advance.
> Henry Marentes
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