Samba PDC as a password server

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Tue Apr 28 23:44:49 GMT 1998

[cross-posting to samba-ntdom and pam-list]

On Wed, 29 Apr 1998, John R Lane wrote:

>     Dana> All this talk about passwords leads me to ask the
>     Dana> question... Are there any plans for an "official" way to get
>     Dana> Unix users into the smbpasswd file?  Without resorting to
>     Dana> patched GINA (which is impractical if you need to use the
>     Dana> Netware GINA anyway), the only way I can think of is to tell
>     Dana> users that the first time they log into an NT machine, they
>     Dana> need to log in as a guest (with restricted permissions),
>     Dana> then run telnet to the Unix machine, then change their
>     Dana> password.  Does anyone know of a better way?  I realize this
> It would seem that one could use PAM (for those running Solaris or RH
> Linux, at least) on the unix side and have it relay a user's (correct)
> password to the samba server.

oo.  that's an excellent idea.

>  Not pretty, but ... has anyone done
> this?  Of course, this would mean they would have to log into a unix
> box first.

not necessarily...

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