[Bug 73564] [shares-admin] Sharing a folder does not create SMB account

Onno Benschop onno at itmaze.com.au
Tue Nov 28 09:39:54 UTC 2006

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: gnome-system-tools

Setting up a shared folder, using SMB, does not actually create the
Samba user, requiring the user to run the following command before
access is possible:

  sudo smbpasswd -a `whoami`

The symptom on a WinNT host is that it continues to prompt for a password.

I strongly suspect that a desktop user would expect that the SMB account
is the same as their login account, even though the two are separate,
suggesting that the username and password should be synchronised.

It is possible that this bug report needs to be assigned to samba, but I
hesitate to do that because it is the GUI that is hiding (and missing)
the functionality.

** Affects: gnome-system-tools (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Medium
     Assignee: Ubuntu Desktop Bugs
         Status: Rejected

[shares-admin] Sharing a folder does not create SMB account

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