Samba PDC as a password server

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Tue May 5 09:59:35 GMT 1998

it was srvmgr.exe for which writing to smb.conf was required; usrmgr.exe
policies would require mods to smb.conf, but yes: usrmgr.exe would
definitely require writes to private/smbpasswd

On Sun, 3 May 1998, Dana Canfield wrote:

> Another quick thought/question:
> A couple of times either Luke or Jeremy (can't remember, sorry) has said that
> in order to get group management and other things from User Manager for
> Domains working properly would require the ability to write to the smb.conf
> file.  Why would you want to store  that type of information in the smb.conf?
> Wouldn't it make more sense to store this info, on a per-user basis, in the
> smbpasswd file?
> Sorry if my memory is failing and the answer was obvious or something.
> Dana

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