Changing Unix Login Passwords via samba according to the Passwords on the joined NT Domain?

bjoern.wenz at bjoern.wenz at
Thu Oct 21 01:18:56 GMT 1999

Hi everyone,

we are working in an big NT environment and now have a new Unix-area.
What i want to do, is to change the unix login passwords according to changes in
the NT system.
The aim is, to simplify the password system, so that the users only have ONE
password for everyting.
Independend where they change it or on what system they are working on.

I have successfully connected the samba (2.0.3, newest aix version avail.) on
the unix server (aix 6000) to the NT domain.
All the shares on the unix system can be browsed and viewed from NT according to
the passwords set up in the NT domain.
It also works to access the shares from a 2nd unix system, where also samba is
installed (samba 2.0.3 on hp-ux 9000)

The unix system (1 server, 2 clients) shares the passwords via the yp (yellow
pages) deamon from the server to the clients.

I want the samba now to do this.
To change the unix passwords on the server according to the passwords on the NT
domain, when a user exists on both systems.
This is at the moment only intended to be a one way change (if NT changes, unix
should change to but if unix changes the nt should stay the same and leave the
the unix passwords untouched or override them to the old status. Both would be
If there is the possibility to do it in both ways, tell me anyway, it would be
even better :-)

I tried it with password chat, but i deeply looked at the logfiles, but never
the password chat was logged, but also nothing changed.

So, would you please give me some hints how to set up the samba to get this
Attached you find the smb.conf and infos about the password chat. Btw. we have
NO smbpasswd, we only look up the passwords in the NT domain.

Greetings from down under :-)

Bjoern-Erik Wenz

Engineering, Milton, AUTRA

Password chat (root)
root at HOST /home/root > passwd user
Changing password for "user"
user's New password: ***
Enter the new password again: ***
root at HOST /home/root >

Password chat (user)
user-HOST:/home/user> passwd
Changing password for "user"
user's Old password: ###
user's New password: ***
Re-enter user's new password: ***

# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from HOST (
# Date: 1999/10/20 11:57:03

# Global parameters
     workgroup = DOM
     server string = Samba (%v) on CAD-Server: %h
     security = DOMAIN
     encrypt passwords = Yes
     update encrypted = Yes
     map to guest = Bad User
     password server = PDC1 BC1 BC2
     passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd
     passwd chat = *ld*password* %o\n *ew*password* %n\n *new*password* %n\n *>*
     passwd chat debug = Yes
     unix password sync = Yes
     log file = /var/samba/log/log.%m
     max log size = 50
     socket options = TCP_NODELAY
     dns proxy = No
     wins server =
     create mask = 0777
     directory mask = 0777

     comment = UNIX to PC CAD-Sharing Directory
     path = /cad-share
     guest account = guest
     read only = No
     guest ok = Yes

     comment = %U's HOME on %L
     path = /home/user/%u
     read only = No
     browseable = No

[My Cad Files]
     comment = My Cad files (%U) on %L
     path = /model/user/%u
     guest account =
     read only = No

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