[Samba] unix password sync doesn't update smbpasswd file!

Mac dmccann at nibsc.ac.uk
Tue Feb 26 12:02:03 GMT 2002

I know, I know, not always good form to follow up one's own posts....

>To: samba at samba.org
>From: Mac <dmccann at nibsc.ac.uk>
>Subject: [Samba] unix password sync doesn't update smbpasswd file!
>Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2002 16:53:36 +0000 (GMT)
>Having worked through debugging my 'chat script', I now have
>the following situation:-
>When unix password sync = yes
>	smbpasswd works, but only the UNIX password is changed
>When unix password sync = no
>	smbpasswd works, and only the encrypted password is changed.
>Moreover, in the first case, smbpasswd takes (at least) 22 seconds to
>return the prompt, but in the second, only 2-3 seconds.

Right.  The 20 seconds appears to be 'smbpasswd's built in time out
(discovered by running it with -D 100) and nothing to do with the
server-side timing out

In fact, the child process on the server side is still running! (and in
a 'ttywait' state), and so the smbd that forked it (the one created
when smbpasswd connected) is still around too.  Moreover the child
won't die, even with kill -9. Killing the parent (-15) takes them both

>Could it be a 'passwd chat' issue?  Mine is currently:-
>	*new*password %n\n *new*password %n\n *updating*database

Typo in original message.  There _is_ a '*' on the end of my chat

Thanks to all who've already responded.

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