PAM and SAMBA
Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
lkcl at switchboard.net
Tue Sep 16 15:12:44 GMT 1997
On Tue, 16 Sep 1997, Charlie Brady wrote:
> On 15 Sep 1997, Johnie Stafford wrote:
> > I'm trying to use samba with a win95 box and Red Hat 4.2. I have the
> > default pam config files for samba:
> > #%PAM-1.0
> > auth required /lib/security/pam_pwdb.so shadow nullok
> > account required /lib/security/pam_pwdb.so
> > When ever win95 tries to authenticate I get the following in the logs:
> > Sep 15 17:37:17 olympus PAM_pwdb: 1 authentication failure; (uid=0) -> jms for samba service
> > Any idea what I'm doing wrong? I'm new to PAM and I'm lost.
> If you don't want to teach samba how to deal with encrypted passwords,
> there is a registry entry which tells win95 not to use them. Either look
> up the samba web pages and mailing list archives, or look at the doco
> which comes with the latest version of samba.
in the docs directory, there are two .reg files. one is for NT, the
other for w95. dubbl-click on dem and dey get loaded into the registry.
> BTW, I'm pretty sure that samba authentication against encrypted passwords
> doesn't use PAM at all. If someone developed a suitable module, it could
> be, and that would let you do some other PAM stuff as well. I don't know
> whether it would be worth the effort though.
oh, yeh - it would. it would make other unix vendors aware of the
advantages of PAM.
Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton (lkcl at switchboard.net)
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