passwd.exe trouble

Corinna Vinschen
Wed Nov 22 12:03:00 GMT 2000

"Julia A . Case" wrote:
> I copied part of the /etc/passwd file down from my linux box...  I wanted
> to change my password (since it doesn't seem to work) so I tried passwd
> and I get the following error.
> Error Starting Program : the passwd.exe file is linked to a missing export
> netapi32.dll:NetApiBufferFree.

Which means that you are using Windows 9x/ME. `passwd' is only working
on NT/W2K systems since it accesses the NT user database. If you
want to create passwords on 9X call `crypt'.

However, the password encryption is actually the same as on Linux boxes
when using DES. They are exchangable.


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