Simon Murcott simonmu at
Tue Feb 2 21:52:32 GMT 1999

On Wed, 3 Feb 1999, Gerald Carter wrote:

> > passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd
> > 
> > the unix password syncing work, except that it changes 
> > root's password and not the samba user's password -  as 
> > should be expected, i guess...
> What OS are you using? Are you using NIS or a 
> local /etc/passwd file?

I have been unsuccessful with the Solaris 2.6 passwd (yppasswd is a hard 
link to this and they both do the same thing) so far.

What I have noticed is that it looks like the passwd program will close 
stdin and the reopen it which will kill any scripts written for it and I 
think this is also causing samba to fail with it.

I am thinking of making a small passwd replacement that will simply to 
the crypt() and modify the NIS database accordingly.


Simon Murcott

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