NT4.0 PDC and Samba help

Gerald Carter cartegw at Eng.Auburn.EDU
Wed Aug 19 17:25:03 GMT 1998

Akira Matsuno wrote:
> Regarding entering /etc/passwd users...Are there any ramifications if
> you are using C2 security (shadow passwords)?   Or is this not a
> problem?  I'm not a unix expert so, I thought I'd ask before I did
> anything.

If you set the passwd field to * then your are effective locking the
account.  Samba just needs a a standard place to look up unix uids.
No validation is performed on the unix box.

                            Gerald ( Jerry ) Carter	
Engineering Network Services                           Auburn University 
jerry at eng.auburn.edu             http://www.eng.auburn.edu/users/cartegw

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

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