Two diffs to add paramater self-checking

David Collier-Brown davecb at
Fri Jul 26 07:41:06 GMT 2002

Gerald Carter wrote:
> On Sun, 21 Jul 2002, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> > To restate:  "unix password sync = yes" and "encrypt passwords = no" is
> > a valid combination.
> OK.  I'll bite.  This might for for NT clients, but it won't for win9x
> right.  Since we have upper cased passwords, there's no way of knowing
> what the user intended the password to be (for the old and new passwords).
> You could brute force the old password against the local hash in
> /etc/passwd but this seems like such a waste.

  How about wording such as:
	Warning: NT client machines will be able to update
	both Unix and Windows passwords, but Windows 95/98/ME
	machines will not be able to keep the two in sync
	unless they have the "EnablePlainTextPassword"
	flag set in their registry.
Or does the uppercasing behavior make it even eviler? (;-)) 

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