>I am having a problem getting my password file to synchronize with
>samba. I can input users into the main user menu but they don't sync
>with samba. Then I manually input users into smbpasswd [that works
>fine] but that screws up my passwd and or user file and I'm no longer
>able to add new users.
>Any ideas about how to fix this or what to diffrently when i
www.samba.org is the best place. Here is what I do on a debian unstable
system. I add the user the normal way. I have already told samba that I am
using "user level" security with encrypted passwords in the
/etc/samba/smb.conf. Debian nicely asks if I want to integrate passwords
created with the regular tools with smbpasswd and I always say yes. I then
do a smbpasswd -a user as the root and set the user name and password.
I do this to allow a colleague printing off my little laptop and for regular
home and office use with no problems.
I always go back through the default /etc/samba/smb.conf file to see what
its doing, create new shares that I need, and give my 98 box more
permissions for file and directory mask creations.