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Re: cifs password length?



On Sun, 2007-01-14 at 17:12 -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Sunday 14 January 2007 13:44, Craig White wrote:
> >On Sat, 2007-01-13 at 20:48 -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
> >> On Saturday 13 January 2007 16:12, Craig White wrote:
> >> [...]
> >>
> >> >----
> >> >If you are speaking of password entries in /etc/samba/smbpasswd,
> >> > those are the already hashed password using standard Windows NT hash
> >> > algorithm.
> >> >
> >> >If you want to set a password for say, user gene...
> >> >
> >> >smbpasswd gene
> >> >(it prompts you to enter a password)
> >> >
> >> >this is then 'hashed' and written to /etc/samba/smbpasswd
> >> >
> >> >Craig
> >>
> >> Thanks Craig.
> >>
> >> I added gene to smbusers, which looked ok, and I hoped that would stop
> >> smbpasswd from complaining about a non-existent user, but it didn't.
> >>
> >> And it still won't set a passwd hash into the smbpasswd file which is
> >> currently 0600 and owned by root, and zero bytes long.  And I was
> >> doing that as root of course...
> >
> >----
> >a samba user - say 'gene' must also be a Linux user too.
> 
> gene is, albeit not a frequent login, usually via su.
> 
> >there are many different password db systems that can be used for samba
> >but /etc/samba/smbpasswd is the default if not specified otherwise. You
> >may wish to check what you have set in smb.conf
> >
> ># testparm -sv |grep passdb
> 
> Interesting Craig.
> 
> After processing 3 sections, no errors shown,
> Server role: ROLE_STANDALONE
> 	passdb backend = smbpasswd
> 	passdb expand explicit = no
> 
> But I'm not 100% sure what that's trying to tell me.
> 
----
I'm not 100% sure what that's trying to tell you either but I am
gathering that you haven't 'added' the user gene to smbpasswd so trying
to set a password for a non-existent user isn't going to work.

Assuming that the user 'gene' is a user in /etc/passwd...

smbpasswd -a gene # add user gene
                  # you will be prompted for a password for this user
                  # the results (user/password) will be added to
                  # /etc/samba/smbpasswd
Craig


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