Must a Samba PDC use encrypted passwords?

John R Lane lanejohn at
Fri Jun 5 20:37:32 GMT 1998

    Albert> If you're running NIS, I'd like to see a modified
    Albert> rpc.yppasswdd that updated NIS passwd and NIS smbpasswd at

Unfortunately this isn't possible since rpc.yppasswdd (at least on
Solaris) never sees the (new) plain-text password.

    Albert> the same time. Samba would then have to be modified to use
    Albert> NIS for smbpasswd. I'd also like to see Samba refer to
    Albert> both smbpasswd and passwd (if the login name is not in
    Albert> smbpasswd, then look in passwd). The latter is important
    Albert> until everyone changes their password.


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