I installed CentOS 3.3 some time ago and the first thing I did after the install was to run a little script that adds my user plus a few other things. The script adds my user like this USER="ulrik" PASSWD="<mypasswd>" /usr/sbin/adduser $USER -p $PASSWD It seemed to work fine except I couldn't login? I searched Google for reasons why I could only login via ssh as root and was about to send a long mail to this list, when I decided to change the password and try to login again, and this time it worked? Doesn't the -p option work on adduser anymore? It did on my redhat9 where I used the same script and the -p option is still on the man page for adduser. I noticed that the same option for smbpasswd had been removed but adduser didn't complain. Just curious why :) Ulrik -- This message has been scanned for viruses and dangerous content by OpenProtect(http://www.openprotect.com), and is believed to be clean.