[Samba] how to convert root to a samba user

Dilip Ranganathan dilip at physics.iitd.ernet.in
Tue Sep 19 15:37:42 GMT 2006

From: "Ivan Arteaga" <iarteaga at cwpanama.net>
To: <samba at lists.samba.org>
Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2006 08:51:05 -0500
Subject: [Samba] how to convert root to a samba user
Hi List...

> First time posting here, I would like to know the way to convert > root to a
> samba user, I tried from webmin and didn't work but I am not quite > sure the
> command console procedure.

> Any help will be appreciated.


If your password back end is smbpasswd, ( you can check this with "locate/find smb.conf" and read that file).

smbpasswd -a root
< followed by a password for root> 

This password should never be the same as the actual root password!!


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