kunicki at adacgeo.com
Thu Nov 11 17:57:15 GMT 1999
Your 'password chat' is setup with the assumption
that 'unix passowrd sync = yes'. From the smb.conf
man page, when 'unix password sync = yes' the
password chat program is always run as root (the users
old password isn't required for a password change,
unless your using yppassword!).
So you have two choices.
1) set 'unix password sync = yes' in smb.conf
2) modify 'password chat' to
'*current*UNIX*password:* %o\n *New*UNIX*password:* %n\n
so that it enters the users password.... (Note that this
will deny the root user the ability to change passwords
from a windows machine, a bad thing?)
So another questions for the Samba gurus. Because of
the password chat %o behaviour when 'unix password sync
= yes' (%o is always "" when 'unix password sync = yes')
I can't get samba to sync passwords with NIS since the
user's old password is always requied with yppassword
regardless of the executing UID. Is there a way to
address this? Will this be addressed in a future release?
Systems Manager/Software Engineer
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