Passwd problems

Simo Sorce simo.sorce at
Thu Jan 11 00:26:24 GMT 2001

If you do not need these users to use their system account on linux, make
samba resolve passwords against the PDC.

password server
option (man smb.conf)

On Wed, 10 Jan 2001, Wood, Jeremy wrote:

> Hello all,
> 	I am in a bit if a dilemma here.  At my company, which is mostly M$
> based, I have been able to talk them into putting a few Linux machines into
> place running Samba as file servers.  Some people in the company check to
> see when files have arrived on this machine by "browsing" (Network
> Nieghborhood) to the Samba Server.  We have recently implemented a password
> policy that will be aging the domain logons every 90 days.  Here's my
> problem, I need to have the samba server update the smbpasswd file somehow
> with the users new domain password.  Most of the people that check this
> server for files are barely smart enough to run windows so I can't even get
> into having them SSH to the file server and fix the problem themselves.
> 	Basically my question is:  When someone changes thier NT doamin
> password (say thru Ctl+Alt+Del on NT), how do I automate it so the smbpasswd
> on the Samba machine is also updated?
> Jeremy Wood
> Server Technologist
> Metatec International, Inc
> 614.761.2000 ext 4511
> woodj at
> "[quote removed because of complaints... yes really]"

Simo Sorce - Integrazione Sistemi Unix/Windows - Politecnico di Milano
E-mail: simo.sorce at 02 2399 2425 - 02 2399 2451
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