PDC + unix password sync

Andrew Perrin - Demography aperrin at demog.Berkeley.EDU
Tue May 18 16:38:38 GMT 1999

Yes, and by the way, if you're serious that users should 'never' come in
contact with the unix shell, you don't need to worry about passwd sync --
changing the passwd password is irrelevant.


Andrew J. Perrin - aperrin at demog.berkeley.edu - NT/Unix Admin/Support
Department of Demography    -    University of California at Berkeley
2232 Piedmont Avenue #2120  -    Berkeley, California, 94720-2120 USA
http://demog.berkeley.edu/~aperrin --------------------------SEIU1199

On Wed, 19 May 1999, Matthias Wächter wrote:

> On Wed, 19 May 1999, Alexander Dubielczyk wrote:
> > [...] Yes, I already thought so. Although the opposite would be 
> > much more interesting for me. I wanted to use the Linux System 
> > as a Fileserver for Windows Workstations. The users there should 
> > not come in contact with the unix shell. So I wanted to to make 
> > them change their passwords through Webmin or a similar system.
> > But those systems only support the change of the standard unix 
> > accounts. :-(
> ??? Why use the web? Just press CTRL-ALT-DEL and select "change password"
> on your NT computer. If Unix Password Sync is enabled (and everything
> works), then both the smbpasswd-password and the passwd-password are
> changed correctly. Not even a Web interface is needed this way (which
> would, btw, transmit unencrypted passwords).
> > I hope it will soon be possible to change the passwords and user 
> > configuration with client tools from windows.
> With WinNT (4SP3) it works perfectly, Win98 already doesn't work correctly
> for me. Is there anybody who has a Win98 machine which is able to change a
> password via the "Control Panel"->... Change-password-dialog?
> Sehr Wus,
> - Matthias
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