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:
> 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 ?

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   

       "...a hundred billion castaways looking for a home."
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