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carlos mendoza
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smbdpasswd

After deleting passwds form the /opt/samba/private/smdpasswd doee one have to run any commands fot it to be reread?
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Uday_S_Ankolekar
Honored Contributor

Re: smbdpasswd

Not really.. No need to reread any file after changes made on smbpasswd

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Darren Prior
Honored Contributor

Re: smbdpasswd

Hi Carlos,

I believe the smbpasswd file is only read when someone is in the process of authenticating, so you won't need to re-read it.

I don't think it will make any difference to someone with a mapped share if their password is removed - ie I doubt they will be disconnected just because you've removed their smbpasswd entry. I haven't actually tested this though.

If you're using CIFS/9000 please read this thread regarding a security issue: http://forums.itrc.hp.com/cm/QuestionAnswer/1,,0x2d4f28c64656d71190080090279cd0f9,00.html

regards,

Darren
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: smbdpasswd

Every time you change the password on the user granted CIFS access , you need to re-run the smbpasswd command again. Unless you've configured smb.conf to authorize users based on a Primary Domain Controller.

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