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Old 08-19-2011, 12:54 AM   #1
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How to create separate list of samba users.

I am using cent os 5 for samba.For samba users i make a user in my linux bos like

# useradd smith
# useradd jone
These users can also login into my linux system if they want. For samba I want to know that is there any way to create a valid list of samba users so that they may access files from windows xp.

Thanks in advance,
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Not sure how useradd is supposed to give the user access to
samba ... the "normal" way to give a linux user access to samba
facilities is to use, e.g.:
smbpasswd -a smith

Old 08-21-2011, 03:45 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. Well it means that "smbpasswd -a smith" is the way to add user and assign its password ?
Kindly guide me if i am wrong.

2- This is the syntax to add samba user and its password "smbpasswd -a <username>" My question is where is this database located ?


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