How to use only the UNIX password file with samba ?
awilliam at whitemice.org
Wed Nov 15 11:33:13 GMT 2000
>we are planning to use sambe in place of our NT PDC.
You don't have a choice, PDC requires encrypted passwords, and that
requires smbpasswd file.
>So we have define samba to be a logon server for windows and it works.
>security option is user in order to use the UNIX/NIS password file. The
>problem we have for the moment is to change the password from the
You want to setup "unix passwd sync", see the smb.conf man page.
>box. This option works only if we define the user in the smbpassword
>located in /usr/local/samba/private.
>We do not like this option as we would like to have only one password
>file coming with the NIS.
Keeping the two file in sync is quite simple. WIndows user's change
their passwords with the windows passwd tool, Samba set's BOTH passwords.
Local *NIX users (if any) change their password with the smb password
tool, so that Samba still handles the password change, and sets both
>So is it possible to tell samba to change only the NIS password file
only when a
>request is made from windows. We don not want that samba look for the
>smbpassword as we are not planning to maintain this file.
Yes, but then the system won't work as a PDC.
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