[Samba] password expiration

Charles Marcus CharlesM at Media-Brokers.com
Wed Feb 13 13:14:04 GMT 2002

> From: samba-admin at lists.samba.org
> [mailto:samba-admin at lists.samba.org]On
> Behalf Of Gerald Carter
> Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2002 3:38 PM
> To: William H. Lacy
> Cc: samba at lists.samba.org
> Subject: Re: [Samba] password expiration
> On Wed, 13 Feb 2002, William H. Lacy wrote:
>> I have samba 2.2.2 on Solaris 7 running as windows domain
>> server.  The problem is the windows2000 clients keep giving
>> users the message that their password is about to expire
>> and ask if you want to change it. No password expirations
>> have been set on the server or the local windows boxes. If
>> you cancel the message it continues to work fine.  On the
>> local machine local password maximum age policy has been
>> set to 0. Any ideas?

> Hey Bill,  It's a hardcoded value in the source.  :-(  Easy
> to fix. Or you can try adding a 'X' to the user's smbpasswd
> entry (replace one of the spaces).

Hi Gerald,

Was this just an oversight?  Or is there some reason this can't be an
smb.conf configurable option?  I definitely want to be able to force my
users to change their password, but would like the flexibility of being able
to change it without having to change the source and recompile.

Is this gonna be possible in the near future?



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