Re: Samba users - upgrade

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On Fri, 2008-05-09 at 12:30 -0500, Bob Hartung wrote:
> Hi all,
>    I have a running install of Redhat 8 that is about to be upgraded. 
> There is a complex Samba share with users set up my someone else and I 
> am new to Samba.  I have a couple of questions.
> 1.  Can I copy the smbpasswd file and smb.conf file from the old set up 
> to Fedora 8?
Yes, you can copy smbpasswd and smb.conf from old setup to new setup. I
wouldn't expect it to work completely though...

executing 'testparm -s' will be useful for you.

I vaguely recollect Fedora 8 being samba-2.2.x and that is going to have
some issues with upgrade to samba-3.0.2x

There is information about samba upgrade from 2.x to 3.x at - see the 'Official How-To'
> 2.  Does every user with acces to the Samba share have to have an 
> account on the machine proper or can this be accomplished within Samba?
no - samba requires both a samba and a unix account


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