Samba 2.2.8a and Solaris 8 Pam Mod

Steve Langasek vorlon at
Wed Jul 23 00:09:31 GMT 2003

On Tue, Jul 22, 2003 at 03:39:57PM -0800, Todd Johnson wrote:

> I would like to get PAM working with the new instance of SMB (2.2.8a). I 
> am upgrading us from 2.2.2 tonight to 2.2.8a. I know the pam mod is
> integrated with Sol8 to a point but was wondering how to configure Samba
> to use the Pam mod so that it authenticats off of my NIS passwd file so 
> that I do not have to continually keep adding smb users to an smbpasswd 
> file.

PAM, and any other authentication mechanism that takes a plaintext
password as input, is fundamentally incapable of addressing the needs of
Windows clients that use encrypted passwords on the wire (which is what
smbpasswd is for).

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer
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