Password changing

Matthew Geddes mgeddes at
Wed Sep 13 23:28:03 GMT 2000

Kevin Colby wrote:
> Kristyan Osborne wrote:
> >
> > Does anyone know if it is possible to force a password change on login
> > on a NT4 WS, when the PDC is a 2.0.7 samba server.
> Well, the last time this was asked, I said I recalled it being a
> function of the password storage mechanism, not the server process.
> I understood that the smbpasswd file did not support this, and
> thereby Samba did not normally.  I think I heard that if you were
> using an LDAP backend you _might_ be able to trigger this, but
> I can't confirm this.
> No ever corrected me the last time I said this, so if this is
> wrong, I hope someone will speak up now.

I am unsure about stable samba, but using LDAP with Samba TNG does work.


Matthew Geddes
Network Manager
Xavier College
Gawler, SA

...And by the way, Lars Kneschke's Samba TNG FAQ is at

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