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Bug 133608 - smbpasswd -a user -s password
smbpasswd -a user -s password
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: samba (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jay Fenlason
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2004-09-25 04:20 EDT by zebullon
Modified: 2014-08-31 19:26 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2004-11-02 11:22:52 EST
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Description zebullon 2004-09-25 04:20:16 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)

Description of problem:
smbpasswd doesn't accept -s option tu use stdin for password prompt.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.upgrade rpm to samba-common-3.0.7-2.FC2.i386.rpm
2.create an unix user 'user1'
3.smbpassd -a user1 -s password

Actual Results:  The help message is return and the user isn't added.

Expected Results:  user should be added in /etc/samba/smbpasswd

Additional info:
Comment 1 Nils Philippsen 2004-11-02 11:22:52 EST
command line != stdin, the command behaves as expected and documented.
What you would have to do were something like this (in shell):

(echo password; echo password) | smbpasswd -a user1 -s

In fact, you really don't want that password to appear in the list of
processes, so take care that you don't call an external executable
with the password on the command line.

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