Samba & Unix users sync

Michael Glauche mg at
Wed Jul 19 13:53:29 GMT 2000

Am Mit, 19 Jul 2000 15:02:36 schrieb David Lee:
> On Tue, 18 Jul 2000, Christopher R. Hertel wrote:
> > I believe that the problem is in the password hashes.  The smbpasswd file 
> > contains the Microsoft hash of the password, as opposed to the Unix 
> > hash.  Since it should be impossible to generate the original password 
> > from the hash, both sets of data are required if you still have Windows 
> > servers on your network.
> > 
> > There are some things in the works that will allow you to use the Windows 
> > password for Unix login, if your Unix systems support nsswitch.
> 1. Do you have any more information on what is "in the works"?

look in the samba-technical or the samba-cvs archives. In the TNG 
branch there is winbindd, a daemon that acts like a nsswitch server,
but actually performs queries against a PDC ...


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