*Nix Security with Samba

Jon Gerdes gerdesj at whl.co.uk
Mon Sep 17 07:33:05 GMT 2001


There is no reason why the passwords have to match.  If you allow root to connect via Samba and as the LM hashing algorithm is so easy to break then it is a very good idea to have a different password for the Samba user to ease wear and tear on your box if someone decides to play with say L0pht crack ...

However, if you want password syncronisation to work, ie you change the password on your Win PC and you want the Unix one to synch up then keep them the same.

Jon Gerdes

>>> "Kirkup, Steve" <skirkup at trigon.com> 17/09/2001 15:10:17 >>>

I have a question, and looking around the Docs, nothing comes out and just
says it.
Do the *Nix and smbpasswd passwords have to match?

Steve K

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