Unix password sync and as_root

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Fri Aug 15 16:40:07 GMT 2003


On Fri, Aug 15, 2003 at 12:46:26PM +0200, stephen at ddk.dk wrote:
> Using samba  3.0b3
> 
> I have some problems getting the above to work. It basicly comes down to 
> the passwd program not being run as root.
> Because the passwd program requires the old password to be given when not 
> run as root, and since this is not available when using encrypted 
> passwords I cannot get the password sync´ing to work.
> 
> Any reason why the program is not run as root? The source has all the code 
> to do so, but the function is called with as_root = false

This is fixed in the latest CVS and will be fixed in 
the release candidate1 release.

Jeremy.



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