Password checking criteria?

Gavrie Philipson gavrie at
Sun May 16 07:06:08 GMT 1999


I'm trying to find a way to set up Samba so that when a user changes his
password, it will be validated against a set of rules. For example, it
should have a minimum length, uppercase/lowercase letters, etc. The system
should refuse invalid passwords.
This seems simple to do by wrapping smbpassword in a script.
However, I want this to work also with Win95 clients changing their
My samba server is set up as an NT domain controller (users log on to a
domain). Password changing from Win95 works fine this way.
Is there a standard way with samba to validate changed passwords in this



Gavrie Philipson
Netmor Applied Modeling Research Ltd.
Bnei Brak, Israel.

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