[Samba] Samba 2.2.3a and password expiration?

amoote at ivhs.com amoote at ivhs.com
Wed May 15 07:36:02 GMT 2002


Could you include an example of the line that should have an X in it?
An example of a user account in my smbpasswd file looks like this:



I am having the same issue as these guys where the password will expire
(seemingly daily) and we have to manually reset it.  However, it's not
being reported by all of our users, just a select few.  FYI, we run Redhat
7.2, krnl 2.4.18 w/bestbits.at ACL/EA patches.

Any help would be appreciated.


Alan B. Moote
Systems Administrator
MARK IV Industries
tel: 905.624.7908
fax: 905.625.6197

                      "Kristyan Osborne"                                                                                                       
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Sorry my mistake, everyone should have the X set so that the password
expiry does not happen. If you unset the X then this means the expiry is


Kristyan Osborne IT Assistant Manager
Longhill High School

-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Peltonen [mailto:peter.peltonen at fivetec.com]
Sent: 04 April 2002 09:34
To: Kristyan Osborne
Cc: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [Samba] Samba 2.2.3a and password expiration?

On Thu, Apr 04, 2002 at 09:14:57AM +0100, Kristyan Osborne wrote:
> I think you need to replace the X in the smbpasswd file for the user with
a space.

Is this documented somewhere? smb.passwd(5) man page doesn't say anything
about the X flag:


And it seems to be set on by default when adding users with smbpasswd -a.

Strange thing is that I've got it set also, but I've never been asked to
change a password?


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