Must a Samba PDC use encrypted passwords?
cartegw at Eng.Auburn.EDU
Mon Jun 8 18:37:16 GMT 1998
William Stuart wrote:
> Can one of the FAQ maintainers start a password change matrix of what
> works vs. what dosen't work vs. what password database vs. whether
> NT/95 vs. can/cannot change UNIX password.
The confusion is that people are talking about different things. See
> This whole thing is getting out of hand. Searching the archvies is
> becoming difficult, because it take a lot of work to make sure you are
> on the right page. For instance, I was under the impression that NT
> machines were changing passwords on SAMBA PDC's from message 0704 in
> the samba-ntdom list (search on "happily"). It appears this is not
> the case because of a message today from Jeremy saying it was on his
> list to add it.
Machines are "happily" changing their password. Not users. Too my
knowledge, changing your password on a Samba PDC from an NT client
machine has never been supported nor advertised as working. The problem
is in the encryption method ( NTLMSSP ? )
Windows 95 clients are able to change their password ( assuming the
server supports the ALLOW_CHANGE_PASSWORD code ) via the control panel.
The unix password is changed as well ( see the "unix password sync"
Luke, could you comment on what has been checked in and works as far as
alternative password databases is concerned? Is anything other than
private/smbpasswd supposed to work with samba acting as a PDC yet?
Corrections welcome as always,
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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