Sporadic Password Sync (?)

Todd Stiers tas at microdisplay.com
Mon Feb 8 23:48:32 GMT 1999


I wrapped my /usr/bin/passwd program in a bash script so I could
script synconization to a database(mysql) with the encryption left
in the /etc/passwd file.

Changing passwords on my local machine works only occasionally,
and I have no clue as to why.

Does NT store passwords in a buffer or use a timer to prevent 
rapid changes, or for changing passwords to previous passwords?
My scripts work perfectly as root, and like I said, 1 out of 10 attempts
suddenly goes through perfectly.

The "lock workstation" NT option seems to use a password stored someplace
(I get no net traffic from this).


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