[Samba] Problem with password chat and unix password sync..

John Benedetto jbenedet at unm.edu
Fri Feb 1 17:19:03 GMT 2002

That option assumes your users are primarily WINDOWS users, and not Unix 

The password sync option is one way, in that it only refers to WINDOWS 
users changing their password, and having the system ALSO change the same 
user on the Unix side behind the scenes.  It is *NOT* designed to work from 
the Unix side, i.e. when you type passwd at a Unix prompt, to also have the 
Samba password changed.

- john

--On Friday, February 01, 2002 6:53 PM -0200 cyroreal <cyroreal at bol.com.br> 

> I am trying to sync unix and samba
> passwords but it is not working, i
> added the following lines to my smb.conf
> unix password sync = Yes
> passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
> passwd chat = *New*UNIX*password* %n\n
> *Retype*new*UNIX*password*%n\n
> *passwd:*all*authentication*tokens*updated*successfully*
> And passwd command on my system
> (Mandrake 8.0) works like this...
> [cyrofilho at servidor cyrofilho]$ passwd
> Changing password for cyrofilho
> (current) UNIX password:
> New UNIX password:
> Retype new UNIX password:
> passwd: all authentication tokens
> updated successfully
> [cyrofilho at servidor cyrofilho]$

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