Sync UNIX and NT passwords? - was Re: Did I miss something?

Jean Francois Micouleau Jean-Francois.Micouleau at
Fri Jul 28 21:58:37 GMT 2000

On Fri, 28 Jul 2000, James Sutherland wrote:

> > There are various ways to have one password for all systems.  On Microsoft
> > Windows there is a security DLL and registry key that you can enhance with
> > your own routine.  This can relay the password information to your LINUX
> > system, so you can set it.
> NISGINA does this for NT machines using a NIS database, IIRC. I can't
> remember the URL offhand, though :-(
> > This seems to require that the modified dll be present on any Microsoft
> > Windows machine that you log in on.
> Correct.

Samba can do it already without any registry hack or adding any dll on the
clients. Maybe it's only in the TNG branch.

Exactly like NT. In an NT controlled domain, the PDC receive the new
user's password and check it with the passfilter dll.


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