*Nix Security with Samba
don_mccall at hp.com
Mon Sep 17 07:17:02 GMT 2001
The smbpasswd is used when "security=user" and "encrypt passwords=yes" is
set in your
smb.conf file, AND the client sends an encrypted password. In this case,
the only thing
the /etc/passwd file is used for is the uid/gid and possibly the home dir
field for the
[homes] section of your smb.conf.
If a client who can NOT send encrypted passwords tries to connect, then
recognize that a plaintext password has been sent, and go directly to the
file to do authentication for that user. So they don't have to match; only
one or the
other will be used for a particular user comming in from a particular os.
Hope that helps,
I have a question, and looking around the Docs, nothing comes out and just
Do the *Nix and smbpasswd passwords have to match?
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