Samba running on the nis-slave server and passwrod sync ?

Colin Higgs colin.higgs at
Fri May 28 12:35:57 GMT 1999

Tomek Jarosinski wrote:
> Hello,
> I have a question to samba developpers:
> In samba docs it is said that if i want to use smb-unix password sync in
> nis enviroment, samba has to run on the nis - master server. Why it is
> not possible to use smb-unix sync on the nis-slave sever ?
> Greetings, Tomek

Because running yppasswd on anything but the NIS master (even as root)
causes a prompt for the old password, which samba does not know. This
means the chat between samba and the password program is bound to fail.

Colin Higgs,
Chemical Engineering
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