[Samba] smbpasswd with password on the command line

Christian Merrill cmerrill at redhat.com
Mon Sep 27 12:57:36 GMT 2004

Pedro Silva wrote:

> I've upgraded my samba server to 3.0.6 and without any warning the 
> command smbpasswd no longer accepts passing the user password on the 
> command line!
> This was a very bad thing for me since the scripts I use to generate 
> all my users account stopped working :-(
> Anyone had the same problem? Any suggestions before rewriting 
> everything....
> Pedro Silva

We have had a few customers complain of a similar problem and I posted 
the question here a while ago.  If I remember correctly the answer 
(simplified) is that this was an intentional coding change put in for 
security purposes.


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