[Samba] Can't delete smbpasswd user if not in /etc/passwd

Ilia Chipitsine ilia at paramon.ru
Tue Sep 28 13:25:41 GMT 2004

>> On Thursday 23 September 2004 03:25, Alex Forrow wrote:
>>> Seems shody but cant you just add the user again to /etc/passwd. Then
>>> delete both.
>> Or manually remove a line from smbpasswd file...
> This is an automated system.  Doing it manually would completely defeat
> the whole point.
> And more-over this is a change from the way Samba has previously worked.
> I'm about to file a bug.

yes, most probably it can be treaten as bug. I also suggest to delete
smbpasswd account even if there's no UNIX account.

but You may want to migrate to LDAP/NSS, in such case there will be only
one entry for both posixAccount and sambaAccount.

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