[Samba] Changed from "(no subject)" to root account access

Don Zajic donald.zajic at verizon.net
Thu Jul 3 15:01:14 GMT 2003


You need to set up your "root" user account in Samba.  Enter the
following command:

Smbpasswd -a root

You will be prompted to enter the root password and retype to verify as

New SMB password:
Retype new SMB password:
Added user root.

I would recommend that you adduser to your linux router then add the
same users to samba with smbpasswd -a instead of using the root account
for normal file access.  Your call.

In my experience, I use root account only when adding machines to my
domain controller.

Don Zajic

-----Original Message-----
From: samba-bounces+donald.zajic=verizon.net at lists.samba.org
[mailto:samba-bounces+donald.zajic=verizon.net at lists.samba.org] On
Behalf Of Michael Bailey
Sent: Thursday, July 03, 2003 9:12 AM
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: [Samba] (no subject)

Hi I have installed samba 2.2.8 on a box running Fresco as a router and
Web server. On my Win2000 box I can see the router but when I try to get
in and access the shared files it asks for a password I don't know what
it is I never set that up. What password does it come with by default? I
ran the command smbpasswd and get the following msg

Failed to find entry for user Root
Failed to modify password entry for user Root

Can anyone pleas help?
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