Gerald Carter cartegw at Eng.Auburn.EDU
Tue Feb 2 17:05:16 GMT 1999

Christian Kumpf wrote:
> As far as I understand, this implies that I 
> need root-privileges to the password database to 
> change the unix-password since the old password is
> transfered encrypted. Is there a hack (other than extra 
> client/server programs for passowrd-changes) to have 
> password sync in a setup, where the unix-password-database 
> is on a different computer (i.e. unix passwords are 
> distributed via NIS)?

Nope. I mean there are solutions, but they are simple 
custom password programs.  There was yppasswd replacement 
or something I think.  Check the Samba FTP site under 

                            Gerald ( Jerry ) Carter	
Engineering Network Services                           Auburn University 
jerry at   

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