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Gsmb provides a graphical interface allowing simplified management of the file of the Samba users file /etc/smbpasswd.
In initial Windows 95 releases, passwords for accessing shared volumes were sent as cleartext over the network. Sambda authentication used the /etc/passwd file on the server. The Windows 95 updates introduced encryption of these passwords. There are two methods for making Samba support this new authentication scheme:
The second option is what we are interested in here.
You can download version 0.5 (released 1999-09-30) of gsmb.
To activate the recognition of encrypted passwords, the option ENCRYPT PASSWORDS = yes should be positioned in the /etc/smb.conf configuration file.
In addition to this, it is necessary to create the Samba users file. On Redhat 5.2, this is called /etc/smbpasswd.
The Gsmb program allows the management of the Samba users by modifying this file. It uses the Gtk 1.2.0. library.
This is my first development project, and I acknowledge that I am far from being an expert C programmer. Please don't hesitate to send me your remarks and comments at Foucher@gch.iut-tlse3.fr.