No passwd file

John H Terpstra jht at
Thu Feb 26 02:42:14 GMT 2004

On Wed, 25 Feb 2004, Anderson, Brandie wrote:

> I have been through the read-me and this may be a fundamental Linux/Unix
> question I am asking, but can I configure a machine to login to the ADS
> WITHOUT creating writing a password to the local machine. Having no
> control over the end machines, I do not want a passwd file to get
> compromised. I know it is MD5 hashed, etc but with enough time and
> processor, (I am overly paranoid) anyway,
> Can this be done?

Yes. Use winbind.

- John T.

> Thanks,
> Brandie Anderson
> Information Security Officer

John H Terpstra
Email: jht at

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