[CentOS] Problem with Samba on CentOS 5.3

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Fri Nov 20 17:17:28 UTC 2009

On Fri, 2009-11-20 at 11:58 -0500, Kaplan, Andrew H. wrote:
> Hi there --
> Thanks for your reply. The output of the testparm command is shown below:
> Load smb config files from /etc/samba/smb.conf
> Processing section "[homes]"
> Processing section "[printers]"
> Processing section "[roinventory]"
> Loaded services file OK.
> Server role: ROLE_STANDALONE
>         passdb backend = tdbsam 
> The smbpasswd command is available for backwards compatibility. At the risk of
> coming across
> as a complete idiot, how does that tie in to this situation?
you can read about the different types of passdb's here in Samba's
Official HowTo


I would recommend using tdbsam as you are doing and you can simply check
the contents of this file by typing 'tdbdump /etc/samba/passdb.tdb'

tdb stands for 'trivial database' and it actually allows you to use more
of the pdb features like setting some policies for users.

The usage of 'passdb = smbpasswd' is the old / flatfile database and all
it really permits is a username and password.


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