/etc/passwd - Domain Controller Synchronization
Jorge Silva (Jorge Gomes da Silva)
jorgesil at microsoft.com
Fri Dec 5 18:02:59 GMT 1997
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton [SMTP:lkcl at switchboard.net]
> Sent: Friday, December 05, 1997 2:12 PM
> To: Jorge Silva (Jorge Gomes da Silva)
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> Subject: Re: /etc/passwd - Domain Controller Synchronization
> On Fri, 5 Dec 1997, Jorge Silva (Jorge Gomes da Silva) wrote:
> > scheme where username and password are exactly the same on Unix and NT.
> > this kind of solution if the user changes it's password in NT it will
> > change in Unix (/etc/passwd). We would like to know if this kind of
> > synchcronization is possible with Samba (we only need to reflect changes
> > made on NT to Unix, we don't need it to work from Unix to NT).
> > If you think you can help me please email me your answers directly as
> > not a member of this mailing list.
> hi jorge,
> i'm replying to the list as well, for their benefit.
> there are two ways to do this.
[Jorge] Three ways you mean :-)
> 1) on NT 4.0, use "security = server" in samba: read
[Jorge] I'm going to check this.
> 2) if possible, install PAM on the unix clients, and install pam_smb 0.6.
[Jorge] Last night I was reading an article about PAM in Linux
Journal (December issue) and that seemed to be an excellent solution for the
problem. However I don't know if HP-UX (which is the Unix the customer is
using) supports PAM (or a similar approach) so I'll have to call HP and ask
> 3) write a script that calls smbpasswd and passwd (or a shell
> script or c program that updates /etc/passwd and smbpasswd directly).
> call the script as the default telnet login to the unix password server.
[Jorge] I have some experience with C and Shell programming in Unix
but I don't think I know how to do this.
Thanks for your help.
> <a href="mailto:lkcl at switchboard.net" > Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
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