Smbpasswd problem with NT Wst
Gerald W. Carter
cartegw at Eng.Auburn.EDU
Thu Oct 1 17:54:07 GMT 1998
Andrew Perrin - Demography wrote:
> Tom - my understanding of this is that the smbpasswd -a -m (machinename)
> changes the entry back to the ORIGINAL password for that machine;
> periodically, machines change their passwords with the PDC for security
> reasons. That's why re-joining the domain without re-smbpasswd'ing
> doesn't work, and (I expect) why re-smbpasswd'ing without re-joining
> doesn't work.
Andrew is correct. smbpasswd -a -m <machine> create the
LMHASH and NTHASH entries. Once the machine jjoins the domain
it will change the machine password and **both** fields will
be the NTHASH.
There have been some reports of problems with the smbpasswd
command (one or two) but have not been worked out yet or
reproduced. So i'm not sure what to say about that.
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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