Must a Samba PDC use encrypted passwords?
pkeck at coe.uga.edu
Fri Jun 5 20:05:46 GMT 1998
You guys are great! This will help a lot.
Since I got help once, let me push the envelope with more questions. :-)
After the period of getting everyone to log in and get their password
updated is done and we switch to encrypted passwords, /etc/passwd and
smbpasswd will start to diverge, right? Meaning, if they change one the
other will NOT change. If that is true, is there a good way around this?
Something I can set up a cron job to nightly pipe /etc/passwd through and
re-create smbpasswd? Somehow leave "update encrypted" on while "encrypt
passwords" is running (not possible)? Am I dreaming?
I was perusing the source code just now (not being a decent c programmer, I
am even more impressed with samba!). Unless I miss my guess, in the
password update scheme you take the password they type in (unencrypted) and
try to authenticate them to /etc/passwd. If this works, then make an
NT-style encrypted password out of the unencrpyted password in hand and
stick it in smbpasswd. If this is accurate, then my dream of a unix-style
to NT-style password converter will probably go unfulfilled, unless it
incorporates a cracker.
Someone tell me I'm wrong! I'll pay good pizza for something I can
cron/pipe my /etc/passwd through. :-)
Paul Keck pkeck at coe.uga.edu http://www.coe.uga.edu/~pkeck
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