[Samba] X flag in smbpasswd?

Ow Mun Heng ow.mun.heng at wdc.com
Mon May 26 02:55:10 GMT 2003

If that is the case, then what should be used to migrate current passwords
into smbpasswd?

Mun Heng, Ow
H/M Engineering
Western Digital M'sia 
DID : 03-7870 5168

-----Original Message-----
From: John H Terpstra [mailto:jht at samba.org]
Sent: Friday, May 23, 2003 11:39 PM
To: Ryan Novosielski
Cc: Samba Mailing List
Subject: Re: [Samba] X flag in smbpasswd?

On Thu, 22 May 2003, Ryan Novosielski wrote:

> mksmbpasswd.sh does not create accounts with the X flag in the password
> flags field. Does this X matter, and if so, what does it mean? It's not in
> the man page.

The 'X' flag is not used at this time, but please note that with Samba-3
there can be many passwd back ends - only smbpasswd (a legacy database) is
plain text based. Use of mksmbpasswd.sh should be discouraged.

- John T.
John H Terpstra
Email: jht at samba.org

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