[Samba] Setting Initial Passwords

Tony Molloy tony.molloy at ul.ie
Tue Sep 19 11:18:04 GMT 2006


I'm trying to write a perl script to "add new users and set initial 
passwords" for them using smbpasswd.

The relevant parts of the script are as follows

        @tmp = split(/:/,);
        $login = $tmp[0];
        $password = $tmp[1];
        print "$login $password\n";
        exec("smbpasswd -a $login -s $password");

The print statement works and I see the username and password. However the 
exec statement fails and just dispalys the smbpasswd help screen.

Is it possible to add new accounts and set their initial passwords with 


Tony Molloy.

Dept. of Comp. Sci.
University of Limerick

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