Cannot Allocate pty for password change: <username>
sam at campbellsci.co.uk
Wed Sep 1 08:22:11 GMT 1999
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> From: samba-ntdom at samba.org [mailto:samba-ntdom at samba.org]On Behalf Of
> Sent: Wednesday, September 01, 1999 06:46 AM
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> Subject: Re: Cannot Allocate pty for password change: <username>
> There is a known timing problem when using passwd sync on *some* REDHAT
> 'flavoured' Linux systems. There is a line you can add to
> smbpasswd.c to fix
> before compiling [I'd add it here, but I'm not at work to check it, and at
> my age I
> don't trust my memory]
PLEASE check this, and send me the code if you have it!! I need it for
> else you check out an alternative utility to do the
> changing (again, my memory fails me, but check the archives).
You can do:
echo username:password | chpasswd
for plaintext and:
echo username:password | chpasswd -e
if the password is already encrypted.
But you have to be root (as you are for samba).
I need the other code to allow pop3 users without samba access to change
password, so PLEASE, hartog!
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