samba and virtual users (no local accounts)

redhatdude at redhatdude at
Mon Jul 7 01:01:37 UTC 2008

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From: redhatdude at
> Hello,
Is it possible to create a smb user without having to create a system user for 
> it?
Using the command smbpasswd -a NewUser fails with error: Failed to modify 
> password entry for user NewUser.
I entered "encrypt password = yes" and "smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd" 
> in my smb.conf and still doesn't work.
> Anyone knows the answer? Please help.
> EJ

Ur?!!! Help, anybody?

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