Bug 136625 - smbpasswd -a user -s password
Summary: smbpasswd -a user -s password
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: samba   
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Version: 3.0
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Jay Fenlason
QA Contact: David Lawrence
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Reported: 2004-10-21 09:50 UTC by Mario Heininger
Modified: 2014-08-31 23:26 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-11-02 16:22:54 UTC
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Description Mario Heininger 2004-10-21 09:50:04 UTC
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Description of problem:
smbpasswd doesn't accept -s option tu use stdin for password prompt.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

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

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

Additional info:

Comment 1 Stefan Kutzke 2004-10-21 10:46:10 UTC
same problem with samba-common-3.0.7-1.3E

- create a file that contains the password two times
- use file instead of stdin:
  smbpasswd -a -s user < file
- not very nice, but works

Comment 2 Nils Philippsen 2004-11-02 16:22:54 UTC
command line != stdin, the command behaves as expected and documented
-- you actually attach your file to stdin ("... < file") ;-). 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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