smbpasswd permission denied

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jyer, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. jyer macrumors newbie

    Oct 7, 2009
    Dear All,

    I'm trying to configure a mac as a smb server and am encountering numerous difficulties in doing so. While I managed to get around most of them thanks to google and various posts on forums, one remains unsettled.

    I have my samba server running and what to add new users and passwords. Yet, when I want to use useradd or adduser, neither of the commands are recognized in the Mac OS X 10.6 terminal.

    Moreover, the smbpasswd command is either non reconized when using sudo or, when logged in as a root, I get :

    sh: /usr/bin/smbpasswd: Permission denied

    I also tried adding users through webmin, but I can only synchronize does on the Mac and when I want to modify the passwords, I get :

    Access control violation : Failed to change password using smbpasswd :

    Hence my question : How do you add and update smb users on Mac OS X ?


  2. jyer thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 7, 2009
    Is there really nobody who knows how to use smbpasswd and useradd on Mac OS X 10.6 ???

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