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Old 06-08-2012, 12:55 AM   #1
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Samba smbpasswd and pdbedit -L showing different results

Hi all -
I have a Netgear ReadyNAS Home Server and am having an issue with the samba config. I've posted to the forum there but not getting much luck. I added a user through the provided ui but a user I created is not able to login via cifs from a windows box. When I view /etc/samba/smbpasswd I see the user I am trying ot login as and there is only a [U ] between the brackets which I have gathered is good. However when I issue
pdbedit -L
I don't see the user. From what I understand these are both views into samba users. How could these get out of sync and what is the suggested way to get them back in sync?

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Old 06-08-2012, 02:26 PM   #2
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The samba user password can be different from linux regular user. You have to create samba password separately. The command is "smbpasswd -a <username>".
Old 06-25-2012, 12:34 AM   #3
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That worked. Thanks.


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