Samba 3.0 & Linux-Clients

Andy Green fedora at
Thu Nov 27 09:50:51 UTC 2003

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On Thursday 27 November 2003 09:42, Grosswiler Roger wrote:
> smbpasswd?? here we are...

[agreen at fastcat agreen]$ smbpasswd -h
When run by root:
    smbpasswd [options] [username] [password]
    smbpasswd [options] [password]

  -L                   local mode (must be first option)
  -h                   print this usage message
  -s                   use stdin for password prompt
  -c smb.conf file     Use the given path to the smb.conf file
  -D LEVEL             debug level
  -r MACHINE           remote machine
  -U USER              remote username
extra options when run by root or in local mode:
  -a                   add user
  -d                   disable user
  -e                   enable user
  -i                   interdomain trust account
  -m                   machine trust account
  -n                   set no password
  -w PASSWORD          ldap admin password
  -x                   delete user
  -R ORDER             name resolve order

[agreen at fastcat agreen]$ man smbpasswd
SMBPASSWD(8)                                                      SMBPASSWD(8)

       smbpasswd - change a user’s SMB password

       smbpasswd [-a] [-x] [-d] [-e] [-D debuglevel] [-n] [-r <remote 
machine>] [-R <name resolve order>] [
- -m] [-U username[%password]] [-h] [-s] [-w pass] [-i] [-L] [username]
       This tool is part of the Samba(7) suite.

       The  smbpasswd  program  has  several different functions, depending on
       whether it is run by the root user or not. When run as a normal user it
       allows  the  user to change the password used for their SMB sessions on
       any machines that store SMB passwords.

       By default (when run with no arguments) it will attempt to  change  the
       current  user’s  SMB  password on the local machine. This is similar to
       the way the passwd(1) program works.  smbpasswd differs  from  how  the
       passwd program works however in that it is not setuid root but works in
       a client-server mode and communicates with a locally  running  smbd(8).
       As  a  consequence in order for this to succeed the smbd daemon must be
       running on the local machine. On a UNIX machine the encrypted SMB pass-
       words are usually stored in the smbpasswd(5) file.

       When  run  by  an  ordinary user with no options, smbpasswd will prompt
       them for their old SMB password and then ask them for their  new  pass-
       word  twice,  to  ensure  that the new password was typed correctly. No
       passwords will be echoed on the screen whilst being typed. If you  have
       a blank SMB password (specified by the string "NO PASSWORD" in the smb-
       passwd file) then just press the <Enter> key when asked  for  your  old

       smbpasswd  can  also be used by a normal user to change their SMB pass-
       word on remote machines, such as Windows NT Primary Domain Controllers.
       See the (-r) and -U options below.

       When run by root, smbpasswd allows new users to be added and deleted in
       the smbpasswd file, as well as allows changes to the attributes of  the
       user in this file to be made. When run by root,  smbpasswd accesses the
       local smbpasswd file directly, thus enabling changes to be made even if
       smbd is not running.

- -Andy
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