Generating Encrypted smbpasswd file
Carey F. Cox
carey at tabasco.lamar.edu
Wed May 5 14:21:36 GMT 1999
If you use "update encrypted = yes" with encrypted password
support turned off, should you still be able to use smbpasswd
to change passwords. This is what I am trying to do, but
smbpasswd is not working. It gives me error messages when a
user tries to change their password and appears to work fine
for root (comes back successful), but doesn't change the password.
I have also enabled unix password syncing.
p.s. Yes, I have generated my smbpasswd file and it is updating
as users log in.
On Wed, 5 May 1999, Stephen L Arnold wrote:
[snipped original post]
> I don't have the reference handy, but I believe someone posted a
> shell script for that a while back.
> The other way would be to run "update encrypted = yes" (but with
> encrypted password support turned off). This updates smbpasswd
> with the encrypted password as each user logs in. However, they
> are still sending plaintext passwords at this point, so it might
> not be a viable option for you.
> Another (possible) solution might be to install the SRP stuff
> (including the exponential password suite). From what I can
> recall, the SRP libs and password file can be used for
> authentication of samba connections (through PAM) but I'm not sure
> if Irix supports PAM...
> For more info on SRP, see:
> (and get on the srp-dev mailing list). It's cool.
> Regards, Steve
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