Must a Samba PDC use encrypted passwords?

Tim Winders twinders at
Tue Jun 9 12:36:16 GMT 1998

On Tue, 9 Jun 1998, Tavis Barr wrote:

> (2) SunOS does not use the passwd.dir and passwd.pag files; hence it does 
> not have /sbin/mkpasswd.  This command failed and reported an error, but 
> /etc/passwd and ~/smbpasswd were still updated correctly.

I am using Digital Unix 4.0D.  My system DOES make use of the passwd.dir
and passwd.pag files, but the /usr/sbin/mkpasswd command dumps core on me
when it is run as /usr/sbin/mkpasswd /etc/passwd.  The man page says it is
from the expect toolkit and generates a random password and optionally
applies it to a user.  It looks like the command has changed from DU 3.2
to 4.0.
> (3) Upon successful completion, it changed the permissions on /etc/passwd 
> to make it readable only by root.  (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

I had the same problem.
> (4) It only worked correctly for non-privileged users when run setuid 
> root, but smbpasswd only works correctly when _not_ setuid root.

I believe this is a new setting for smbpasswd.  I *THINK* it used to have
to be setuid root.  Now it cannot be...
> Anyway, it's a nifty little program and I don't know if you ever intended 
> to make it operable beyond your own system, but if you do perhaps we can 
> work on fixing the above.

echo, echo

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