Winbindd change password request

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Sun Jul 2 22:22:03 GMT 2006

On Sun, 2006-07-02 at 19:45 +0200, Volker Lendecke wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 02, 2006 at 02:56:46PM +0200, Alexey Kobozev wrote:
> > I didn't refer to wks account password. Your question was if
> > password change depends on wks account password. Yes I think
> > it does, but what how does it affect the patch. The proposed
> > patch acts exactly as plaint text password change that is
> > already implemented in winbindd.
> In the patch you sent Thu, 29 Jun 2006 17:14:06 +0200 in
> line 244 I find:
> +               /* if we get access denied, a possible cause was that we had and open
> +                  connection to the DC, but someone changed our machine account password
> +                  out from underneath us using 'net rpc changetrustpw' */
> It is this comment and the resulting logic I don't
> understand. Could you explain what scenario this is
> necessary for?

I don't think Alexey knows the answer to this.  It is just a copy &
paste bug.  I can't understand why this new method was a copy an paste
of the logon, rather than the winbindd_pam_chauthtok() code however...

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                      
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College
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