suse 7.2 and pam...required or optional?

Gerald Carter gcarter at
Sat Sep 15 06:30:07 GMT 2001

On Sun, 9 Sep 2001, Asoka Anon wrote:

> Hello, I have had nothing but trouble with samba after a very brief
> period of acctually having it work, so I know it is possible.  Well, I
> am prepared to start trying again, and so I have been doing alot of
> reading.  Tell me if I am wrong here:  suse7.2 uses shadow and/or md5
> passwords?  Suse7.2 also uses PAM?  When compiling samba, I am/am not
> required to use --with_pam and --with-pam_smbpass?  What about also
> using --with-md5?  Basically what Im asking is, does having these
> things on my system make using them with samba required?  Is it all
> optional, like...dont need it but it adds more security?

Have you read the section on PAM in the Samba-HOWTO-Collection.pdf
file?  I would recommend starting there.

cheers, jerry
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