Password Sync

Lim Peng stephanie_ongsg at
Fri Mar 9 07:59:40 GMT 2001

My objective is to change the unix password and samba
password automatically when the NT password is

I have tried many times and also consulted the
archives, have tried the various suggestions too.

No matter what changes I applied to my NT password,
my Unix password remains the same.

Question 1) Initially, I have used a generic account
'sambausr' and manually synchronise its password
on UNIX,Samba and NT and then managed to join the
samba server (running on unix) to NT Domain. Later, 
when I set sambausr to expiry on both NT and UNIX,
I observed that an NT user (ie another NT account) can
still see the unix directories. Why is this so ?

Question 2) how/where do I check if the Samba password
is changed ( other than using SWAT ? )

The parameters are set as :
workgroup = SPRODPDC1
server string = PRODSERVER
security = DOMAIN
encrypt passwords = Yes
update encrypted = No
password server = SPRODSERVER
smb passwd file = /usr/local/samba/private/smbpasswd
passwd program = /bin/passwd %u
passwd chat = *new*password* %n\n *new*password* %n\n
passwd chat debug = yes
unix password sync = yes
log level = 100
syslog = 3

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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