help with password syncing

mmt4q mmt4q at
Mon Sep 6 16:26:12 GMT 1999

Hi.  I'm finally ready to try to setup password syncing between my Sun
Solaris 2.6 NIS Master running Samba 2.0.2 (or I'm ready for upgrade to
2.0.5a) and my WinNT workstations.

I wanted to double check with you some settings in my smb.conf:

smb passwd file =  /usr/local/samba-2.0.2/private/smbpasswd
passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
passwd chat = *New*password* %n\n *new*password* %n\n *passw*d*d*on*
passwd chat debug = No
password level = 0
unix password sync = Yes
password server =

(Note:  I got the password chat from the NTDOM mailing list where it
for someone else on a Sun box)

Currently I have to add folks to /etc/passwd in order for Samba to
work.  Once password syncing is working, I hope only to have to
have an entry in /var/yp/passwd and /usr/local/samba/private/smbpasswd.
If I originally created smbpasswd by using from
do I need to recreate smbpasswd?  or do I need to reconfigure Samba so
it looks at /var/yp/passwd instead of /etc/passwd?

Thank you for your help and documentation,

Melissa Thrush
Dept. of Electrical Engineering
Thornton Hall C213
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Phone: (804) 924-6072
Fax: (804) 924-8818

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