[Samba] [permissions] smbpasswd vs passwd

Bill Schoolcraft bill at wiliweld.com
Thu Feb 21 14:37:04 GMT 2002

At Fri, 22 Feb 2002 it looks like Andrew Bartlett composed:

> Setuid root programs are *very* hard to write.  As such, smbpasswd is no
> longer setuid root, it instead assumes that smbd is running on
> localhost, and changes the password 'over the network'.  Should this not
> be the desired behaviour, then look at pam_smbpass.  But I'm not sure
> how safe pam_smbpass is, becouse it calls code not originally intended
> to be setuid root...

Thanks Andrew, I appreciate your reply and thorough explaination. 

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