[PATCH] Remove pam_smbpass module from Samba source code

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Sun Jan 25 03:17:23 MST 2015

On Sun, Jan 25, 2015 at 06:18:25PM +1300, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> Indeed.  In an ideal, theoretical sense, having both a unix and a Samba
> password brings no advantages, and plenty of disadvantages.  I certainly
> wish that we had, years ago, set a standard that if you used the Samba
> password for local PAM logins, that we only used Samba passwords. 
> Sadly, it is used in the default debian config of pam_smbpass (again,
> this may not be ideal).

Even if debian has it enabled by default, what are the real requirements
that debian has that can not be fulfilled with just smb passwords in
the PAM stack?

I'd still vote to remove this and thus also remove the migrate feature. If
the debian community comes up with a compelling case then we might
reconsider to code something up that helps their specific needs.


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