smbpasswd replication

richard rcoates at
Fri Oct 11 04:17:00 GMT 2002

my first thoughts too. but to synchronise the data to and from 6 samba
servers I need to real careful...example:
rsync -au local_file 
will sync the entire contents of the file. If another user happens to
changing their password on the destination pc at this moment they get
overwritten, we have a replicated mess. I think by replicating single
user changes only at one time there is much reduced chance of trouble.
Hopefully a simple reliable system without the complication of ldap
etc.. I don't know if anyone has already tried this?

On Fri, 2002-10-11 at 13:04, Andrew Morgan wrote:
> On 11 Oct 2002, richard wrote:
> >
> > is it possible to configure/modify smbpasswd to save individual
> > user_smbpasswd files instead of one large file? Then it would be easy to
> > use rsync to replicate changed only files through the domain.
> > Please reply to this email as I am not subscribed to this list.
> > R Coates.
> It was my understanding that the rsync protocol only sent the differences
> in a file across the link, so I would expect that rsync'ing the single
> smbpasswd file would be nearly as efficient.
> 	Andy

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