Can someone verify my checklist?
SPHELPS at ridgways.com
Tue Feb 24 14:20:00 GMT 2004
On Mon, 23 Feb 2004 14:55:59 -0600
Andrew Bartlett <abartlet at samba.org> wrote:
> You must migrate the machine passwords too. Not that it looks like
> that will be a problem, as the passwords are just pulled with the
> rest. Machine password's can't be NULL, as the client asserts (by
> various crypto games) that the server knows the password, and can
> therefore be trusted.
I'm glad you brought that up dude! Your right, all that stuff is in
LDAP, and the convert script was a huge time saver - Thank's Jerry.
But I had always wondered about the LM and NT passwords. I have
always created the machine account from the Windows workstation by
"joining" the Samba domain. So the passwords were automatically
inserted into LDAP. But what if I created the machine account on
prior and generated an arbitrary password? Would it work? Would the
client be seen as a trusted machine? Doesn't the client need to know
what that password is somehow?
Linux: "$ su - root" --> Windows: (reboot)
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