Samba running on the nis-slave server and passwrod sync ?
Gerald W. Carter
cartegw at Eng.Auburn.EDU
Fri May 28 12:40:09 GMT 1999
Tomek Jarosinski wrote:
> 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 ?
If I remember correctly, it is because the /bin/passwd must
be able to change a user's password without knowing the plain
text of the old one. This is only possible on the NIS master
Gerald ( Jerry ) Carter
Engineering Network Services Auburn University
jerry at eng.auburn.edu http://www.eng.auburn.edu/users/cartegw
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