SYNOPSISmksmbpasswd cat /etc/passwd | /usr/sbin/mksmbpasswd > /etc/samba/smbpasswd
DESCRIPTIONmksmbpasswd 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.
- System wide accounts file
- Encrypted passwords file for the Samba daemons