Password Sync

Elrond elrond at
Fri Jun 23 16:53:55 GMT 2000

What you could do:

Get TNG 2.5, compile it, and only use rpcclient:

You can run it against an NT PDC and change the password of
other users by logging in as Administrator.

It works mainly like this (untested)

rpcclient -S ntpdc -U Administrator%passwdofadmin
samuserset ntuser -p newpassword

Of course, you have to run this on a secure machine,
because otherwise your users can see the admin-pw in a
"ps -ef".

So, now how to get the new pw?

Check out the post
"ANNOUNCE: pam_pwexport, Unix->SMB password changes"
by Peter Samuelson <peter at>.

It's a pam-module, that can grab the new pw for you.

BTW: This should also even work against a TNG-PDC.


On Fri, Jun 23, 2000 at 03:36:58AM +1000, Peter Tredeau wrote:
>  Hello,
>  I have a Win NT domain will all W2K and NT 4.0 machines, along 
>  with  a Linux NIS environment. I would like to be able to have 
>  the Linux users change their passwords on the NIS master and the 
>  NT users use the NT environment. I would like to keep the passwords
>  in sync. The PDC is on NT 4.0 server. Any idea how to do this ?
>  -Pete 

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