[Samba] UPDATE: syncing unix passwords
barth at cck.uni-kl.de
Wed Jun 19 09:36:07 GMT 2002
> I have some new information concerning this issue. I am now able to
> change both the samba and unix passwords as anyone but root.
This is by design.
> If I try
> as root I only am able to change the samba password but not the unix
> password. I can do this at the unix prompt as well as in swat. So it
> works but why root can't change both of them makes no sense to me.
> root can't even change both for root, although for security root
> shouldn't have a samba account but for testing purposes I set one up.
> I even commented out the, invalid users = root, line in the smb.conf
> with no success.
> Any ideas?
> Original question:
> >I give up. I had this working and now it isn't and I don't know why.
> was able to >sync unix password using smbpasswd but now it won't work.
> When I run >smbpasswd it changes the samba password but acts like it
> doesn't even see >the parameters in the smb.conf to change the unix
> >Here is a sample changing session:
> >as400:# ./smbpasswd xxxxxx
> >New SMB password:
> >Retype new SMB password:
> >Password changed for user xxxxxx.
> >Nothing is logged in any logs so I can't tell what is going on. Here
> my >smb.conf. Any help would be appreciated.
> ># Global parameters
> > interfaces = xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/255.255.255.0
> > security = SHARE
> > encrypt passwords = yes
> > unix password sync = yes
> > passwd program = /bin/passwd %u
> > passwd chat debug = yes
> > passwd chat = *New* %n\n *Retype* %n\n
> > password level = 8
> > log file = /usr/local/samba/logs/log.%m
> > max log size = 500
> > time server = Yes
> > printcap name = /etc/printcap
> > guest account = guest
> > invalid users = root
> > hosts allow = xxx.xxx.xxx.0/255.255.255.0
> > printing = bsd
> > comment = Home Directories
> > read only = No
> > create mask = 0755
> > browseable = No
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