[SAMBA] Samba/Linux - Password synchronization problem

Slawek W to-slawek at wp.pl
Mon Aug 12 22:57:00 GMT 2002

hi, friends! 

i have samba on mandrake. 

i want to set encrypted passwords for win98 winNT clients, and 
also i want to set passwords synchronization to automatically 
update a user's regular Unix password when the encrypted samba 
password is changed on the system. 
i can change user's passwords for samba but synchronization 
doesn't work. 

here are some lines from my smb.conf and 'testparm'. what causes 
the ERROR ??? 


Load smb config files from smb.conf 
Processing section "[homes]" 
Processing section "[test1]" 
Processing section "[test2]" 
Processing section "[test3]" 
Processing section "[samba]" 
Loaded services file OK. 
ERROR: the 'passwd chat' script [*passw* %o\n *new*passw* %n\n 
*new*passw* %n\n *success*] expects to use the old plaintext 
password via the %o substitution. With encrypted passwords this 
is not possible. 
Press enter to see a dump of your service definitions 

; --------------------------------------------------------- 
; [globals]      Security and Domain Logon Services 
; --------------------------------------------------------- 
    security = user 
    encrypt passwords = yes 
    password level = 1 
    smb passwd file = /etc/samba/private/smbpasswd 
    unix password sync = yes 
    passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u 
    passwd chat = *passw* %o\n *new*passw* %n\n *new*passw* % 
    passwd chat debug = yes 
    log level = 100 
    guest account = nobody 

i am sure that 'passwd chat' is ok. for my mandrake. 


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