[Samba] Can someone explain SMB passwords?

Paul D. DeRocco pderocco at ix.netcom.com
Mon Jul 22 02:24:52 MDT 2013

> From: Volker Lendecke [mailto:Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE] 
> There is also the "username map" parameter, using which you
> can for example say
> username map = /etc/samba/usermap
> and then open a file named /etc/samba/username with a single
> line containing
> root = *

That looks like just the ticket. But I still need to know which of the
following three things is true:

1) I can rely on Unix authentication and not even bother with SMB passwords,
if I don't mind telling the clients the local root password.

2) I can use smbpasswd to assign a different client password, so I can keep
the local root password secret from the clients.

3) I must use smbpasswd and assign the same password as the local root


Ciao,               Paul D. DeRocco
Paul                mailto:pderocco at ix.netcom.com 

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