Samba/Linux security and sync

jose jose at
Wed Nov 28 08:53:04 GMT 2001

Hello Brendan,

   (I have sent the previous  email to a wrong address)

    I have this options:

    encrypt passwords = yes
    smb passwd file = /etc/samba/private/smbpasswd
    unix password sync = yes
    passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
    passwd chat = *password* %n\n *password* %n\n *changed*

and it works fine. My Samba version  is 2.2.0a running on a  Linux Slackware 8.0.

It works correctly in both cases
  1) as root      # smbpasswd username
  2) as user     $ smbpasswd

Best regards
Jose A. Gaspar
jose at

"Brendan Crowley (EEI)" wrote:

> Hi All,
> I have a Linux RedHat 7.0 box running web server and Samba server 2.2.0.
> I have setup accounts for users.
> I wish to use the password sync feature.
> I uncommented the lines;
> unix password sync = yes
> passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
> passwd chat = *New*UNIX*password* %n\n *ReType*new*UNIX*password*%n\n *passwd:*all*authentication*tokens*updated*successfullly*
> But this doesn't seem to have worked.
> Can someone help me?
> /Brendan.
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