Must a Samba PDC use encrypted passwords?

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Sun Jun 7 14:32:06 GMT 1998

On Sat, 6 Jun 1998, Gerald Carter wrote:

> 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.

alternatively use NIS+.  some assistance with this to finish the nis+
password database module is still required (estimated module size: 1200
lines of code).

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