Provided by: samba_3.0.22-1ubuntu3_i386 bug

NAME

       mksmbpasswd - formats a /etc/passwd entry for a smbpasswd file

SYNOPSIS

       mksmbpasswd     cat     /etc/passwd     |    /usr/sbin/mksmbpasswd    >
       /etc/samba/smbpasswd

DESCRIPTION

       mksmbpasswd  should  be  used  only  once,  the  first  time  Samba  is
       installed.  The  idea  is to ease accounts creation by transferring all
       user accounts from /etc/passwd to /etc/samba/smbpasswd.

       Please note that  passwords  are  not  transferred  automatically  from
       /etc/passwd   to  the  new  /etc/samba/smbpasswd  file.  After  running
       mksmbpasswd all accounts are disabled so the system administrator  must
       run smbpasswd for each account that needs to be enable.

FILES

       /etc/passwd
              System wide accounts file

       /etc/samba/smbpasswd
              Encrypted passwords file for the Samba daemons

SEE ALSO

       samba(7), nmbd(8), smbd(8)

AUTHOR

       Eloy  A.  Paris  <peloy@debian.org> (man page based on sendmailconfig’s
       man page by Robert Leslie <rob@mars.org>)

                                  12-Apr-1998                   MKSMBPASSWD(8)