Authentification via PAM AND smbpasswd

Steve Langasek vorlon at
Wed Sep 6 13:56:35 GMT 2000

On Wed, 6 Sep 2000 olpa at wrote:

> I experienced a bit with SAMBA <-> LDAP and this will require the change
> of the schema for the NDS. 

> I thought more of something like

> 	password encryption for machines = yes
> 	password encryption for users    = no

> and then, for the latter case use PAM (and thus NDS)

This is not possible, because that's not how NT works.  An NT workstation
won't authenticate against the domain controller using plaintext passwords, so
configuring the PDC to use them wouldn't gain you anything.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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