Bug 1836 - adding users via smbpasswd went to hell
adding users via smbpasswd went to hell
Product: Samba 3.0
Classification: Unclassified
Component: User/Group Accounts
x86 Linux
: P3 enhancement
: none
Assigned To: Samba Bugzilla Account
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Reported: 2004-09-27 13:46 UTC by jeff w
Modified: 2004-09-28 00:14 UTC (History)
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Description jeff w 2004-09-27 13:46:25 UTC
When adding 3000+ accounts in samba2x smbpasswd -a <user> <passwd> was nice and
fast (about 15 minutes).  It's also usefull for sync'ing passwds.  Samba3
removed that and now it takes over 2 hours using expect.  I'm converting to
LDAP, but this 'feature' was really nice.  I don't know why it was removed, but
please add it back.  Otherwise, is there a way to bulk add accounts?

thanks for not making me run NT anymore.
Comment 1 Volker Lendecke 2004-09-28 00:14:42 UTC
Use (echo password; echo password) | smbpasswd -a <user> -s