Must a Samba PDC use encrypted passwords?
cartegw at Eng.Auburn.EDU
Fri Jun 5 21:03:08 GMT 1998
Albert Chin-A-Young wrote:
> If you're running NIS, I'd like to see a modified rpc.yppasswdd that
> updated NIS passwd and NIS smbpasswd at the same time. Samba would
> then have to be modified to use NIS for smbpasswd. I'd also like to
> see Samba refer to both smbpasswd and passwd (if the login name is not
> in smbpasswd, then look in passwd). The latter is important until
> everyone changes their password.
making the smbpasswd file available via NIS IHMO is a bad idea.
Remember that the hashes in smbpasswd are plaintext equivalents. Better
to use the security = domain model and authenticate against one server
that has the smbpasswd file local.
Gerald ( Jerry ) Carter
Engineering Network Services Auburn University
jerry at eng.auburn.edu http://www.eng.auburn.edu/users/cartegw
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