[Samba] Changing user shells with Winbind

Mark Cooke mark at mmebs.co.uk
Fri Feb 8 08:10:20 GMT 2002

I'm using winbind on our Linux box's to talk to our NT PDC for the users 
and passwds.

The problem, I ve got is certain users want to run different shells, as the 
default shell is specified in the smb.conf file, every user gets this shell.

But if the users then run the change shell command, it fails complaining 
that you have to use the yp  change shell command, which is associated with 
NIS (this would work fine if we are using NIS, but were not).

Ive tried setting the environment shell variable in a users .bash_profile 
to the new shell, but again this fails.

Is there any way this can be done?

Thanks in advance


Mark Cooke
Internet Operations Technician
MM Group Ltd
Tel: 8141 (Internal)
Tel: (0117) 9168141 (External)
Email: mark at mmebs.co.uk

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