Must a Samba PDC use encrypted passwords?

Andy Smith abs at
Tue Jun 9 22:24:00 GMT 1998

On Tue, Jun 09, 1998 at 01:13:51PM -0700, William Stuart wrote:
> A way to automate this process (assuming your users have the right to
> modify thier registries) you could email the *.reg file found on the SAMBA
> web site.  Your users then double-click on the file and it changes the
> keys.
> Later, after your sure you have all the accounts, you can send them an
> email with a *.reg file that will set them back.
> It all depends on how much you trust your users.

I know most (but not all) at least to speak to.  There isn't a 'trust'
problem.  Lets be clear, they have mostly been doing CAD here on UNIX
workstations for 10 years, this is a *huge* change in culture for
them.  Even the hotshots who have their own equipment at home are
finding NT != W95.  Your idea about mailing *.reg is a good one, except
that in this case, they've got rather a lot on their plate, I would
choose not to distract them at this time.

I will test the authority of a domain user tomorrow when I get back to
work, my feeling is that since I have taken no special measures like
domain groups = admins (which I found not to work BTW), this probably
would need some changes to my configuration.  Anyway, I can see that in
principal, this could be a way forward, thanks.

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