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Re: [Samba] Is a password required for the Linux account?

Rowland Penny > Wouldn't you be better off using a SSH login ? What you are proposing doesn't sound very secure to me.

Sorry, I haven't made myself understood.

I simply want to use Samba in the standard way, through the "valid users" option, which requires creating a Unix account, a Samba account, and password for both, ideally in sync.

This is partially explained on the wiki, although it missed the most important "valid users" option:


I was just wondering if a Unix password is actually required.

I assume the answer is yes, or I guess Samba will get an error when trying to access the underlying filesystem if the matching Unix account has no password.

Thank you.

PS: Sorry for the break in the thread: I only realized after posting that the archives at Nabble are inactive http://samba.2283325.n4.nabble.com/Samba-General-f2403709.html . Is there no web-based alternative to the Samba General mailing list?

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