ANNOUNCE: pam_pwexport, Unix->SMB password changes

Peter Samuelson peter at
Wed Jun 21 21:58:44 GMT 2000

[Seth Vidal <skvidal at>]
> for remote logins I'm working on an perl/expect script to set the
> smbpasswd on the pdc - as long as the file is only
> readable/executable by root then it should be relatively safe enough.

Hmmm, so you're planning to export this via a network filesystem?  I
suppose that could work.  If you are thinking NFS, make sure the client
boxes aren't root-squashed.  Also, don't forget to do proper locking on
the smbpasswd file, though, for obvious reasons.

Or did you mean something else?


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