[Samba] Password about to expire -- Turn Windlows Client Password Ageing Off?

Steven Mackenzie sjm at activenavigation.com
Fri Feb 22 06:47:07 GMT 2002

TT said:

>there is a "X" value for the acount flags in smbpasswd ... it means no
>password expiry! I found it on passdb/passdb.c. If it work´s, maybe I
>don´t no! Also the password expire time ist hard coded in passwd.c too ...
>set to infinity.

OK, Each user has a line in smbpasswd a little bit like this:
nobody:99:XXX:XXX:[DU         ]:LCT-00000000:
and you (and the code) are suggesting that replacing the space after the U
with an X will stop the password expiry messages for that user?

nobody:99:XXX:XXX:[DUX        ]:LCT-00000000:

Did I miss any documentation about this? Anyway, I'll try this and see if I
get any more complaints ...

>Take a look at the passwd.c code!

Not as scary as I thought it would be!

Thanks for you help,

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