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Old 05-27-2004, 01:45 AM   #1
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help adding a smbuser and setting password

I have smb running but when I go to add a user with the command smbuser the command is not there.

[root@server samba]# smbuser amanda
-bash: smbuser: command not found
[root@server samba]#

so I edited the smbusers file with VI and added the maping. After adding the mapping I tried to set a password. and I get this

[root@server samba]# smbpasswd amanda
New SMB password:
Retype new SMB password:
Failed to find entry for user amanda.
Failed to modify password entry for user amanda
[root@server samba]#

The thing is I can change the smb password for existing users but not users I have manualy added by editing the smbusers file.

The command smbuser worked before but has stoped working now. If i open gnome I can go to the the samba tools and add users and set there passwords just fine. but why can I not do it from the command line.

I have done it before on this install before i updated from red hat update site.

here is a copy of my smbusers file

[root@server samba]# cat smbusers
# Unix_name = SMB_name1 SMB_name2 ...
root = administrator admin
nobody = guest pcguest smbguest
aaron = default
amanda = amanda
[root@server samba]#

Am I doing some thing wrong or what is going on?

Last edited by aaronruss; 05-27-2004 at 01:47 AM.
Old 05-27-2004, 11:42 PM   #2
Registered: May 2004
Location: Vienna, Austria
Distribution: Open SuSE 11, Mac OS X 10.5
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To be honest I have *never* heard about a command smbuser for SAMBA. However, I have to admit that I am using SAMBA since V2 so
it can be that in prior versions there was such command.

Users in samba are added with smbpasswd -a user_name

Be aware that the user you add (in the above example user_name) has to have a *valid* Linux (UNIX) account,
*prior* adding to SAMBA !!!!

Also, usually the users are added to the smbpasswd (called just the same like the command) file and not
to smbuser.

In my distro (SuSE) the smbpasswd command is located in /usr/bin
and the file containing the account informations in /etc/samba/.

I do not know what your smbuser file contains, but it's *definitly* not a valid format for smbpasswd, since
there isn't any field that looks like a password.

Tak a look on your smbpasswd file and there you can find the valid users.

You can get more information about the smbpasswd in the man pages: man smbpasswd

Last edited by Vlad-A; 05-27-2004 at 11:43 PM.


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