[Samba] Problem with "passd chat/passwd program"

Harry Rüter harry_rueter at gmx.de
Wed Apr 10 05:50:04 GMT 2002

Hi List,
hi Mac !!!

Thanks for the answer and the SOLUTION !!!
The line
  "passwd chat= debug"
was the cause of error.

Changing it to
  "passwd chat debug = yes"
means it runs now !!!
Yeah it was very painful i didn't find the solution,
thanks again Mac !!!

But i have some little questions again.

I used the program smbpasswd as an example,
in fact i wannna use a selfwritten script,
that changes the passwords in my LDAP-Server
(posixAccount and smbAccount).

The posixAccount will be used for authentification 
on my LINUX-Clients (via LDAP/PAM).

So do i have to activate "unix password sync" ?
I think no, as my script will do the synchronization.

Do you have any idea why the "add user script" - option
isn't activated ?

I read that " security = user" must be set to
" security = domain".

Will samba work correct as a PDC if i do this ?

Greets Harry

Mac wrote:
> >From: Harry =?iso-8859-1?Q?R=FCter?= <harry_rueter at gmx.de>
> >To: Samba List <samba at lists.samba.org>
> >Subject: [Samba] Problem with "passd chat/passwd program"
> >Date: Tue, 09 Apr 2002 16:42:51 +0200
> >
> >Hi all,
> >
> >i'm a newbie on this list.
> >Greetings to all "old" members.
> >
> >My problem is, that i can't activate the passwd things
> >anyway.
> >
> >        unix password sync = Yes
> >        passwd program = /usr/local/bin/smbpasswd %u
> >        passwd chat =
> >*password:*%n\n*password:*%n\n*changed*
> >               passwd chat= debug
> Right.....  'unix password sync' is for changing the non-SMB password
> (i.e. the one in /etc/passwd (or its equivalent).
> This means that you should _not_ be using /usr/local/bin/smbpasswd as
> your password program since it only changes the SMB password (in the
> smbpasswd file or wherever else) and not the normal (non UNIX) password.
> Further, you've set 'passwd chat' twice.  What you meant the second time
> was 'passwd chat debug = true'.  Run 'testparm' and look at the output,
> and you'll see you've not got the 'passwd chat' you want.
> When you request a password change of Samba, and you have 'unix passwd
> sync' turned on, then it will do the UNIX bit first and then it will
> update the SMBpassword directly itself. (no need to run smbpasswd
> yourself, smbd will do that bit for you), but only if the passwd sync
> was 100% succesful.
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