New passwd sync option

Gerald W. Carter cartegw at Eng.Auburn.EDU
Tue Apr 7 12:47:22 GMT 1998

Daniel Fonseca wrote:
> Hi all,
> I was trying the new passwd sync option to change the users's 
> passwords from the NT workstations but I don't seem to get it 
> to work.

>From release notes on 1.9.18p4...

Samba now supports Windows 95 clients changing both
their SMB and UNIX passwords. Samba must be set up
with encrypted passwords for this to work correctly.
See the file docs/ENCRYPTION.txt and the list of
new parameters in the release notes below for details.

Samba can also now change Windows NT user passwords from
a UNIX machine. Read the documentation of the command
smbpasswd for details on how to change an NT user
password from a UNIX machine with Samba installed.


Couple of things.  This issue doesn't really have to do with using samba
as a PDC which is really more or less the purpose of this list.  You'll
probably get more help from the normal Samba list.  I know there have 
been several recent threads on password changing issues.

Second thing ( and I am only going from the release docs ), the password
sync abaility is provided from Windows 95 clients ( not NT ).  The
ability to change NT user passwords from a UNIX box is provided through

Hope this helps,
                            Gerald ( Jerry ) Carter	
Engineering Network Services                           Auburn University 
jerry at   

       "...a hundred billion castaways looking for a home."
                                  - Sting "Message in a Bottle" ( 1979 )

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