[Samba] 2.2.5 and NIS question

Mac dmccann at nibsc.ac.uk
Tue Oct 8 14:05:01 GMT 2002

>From: Andrew Bartlett <abartlet at samba.org>
>To: ufo at reiff-gmbh.de
>Cc: Karen.Wieprecht at jhuapl.edu, samba at lists.samba.org
>Subject: Re: [Samba] 2.2.5 and NIS question
>Date: Mon, 07 Oct 2002 22:32:08 +1000
>ufo at reiff-gmbh.de wrote:
>> Each user has a login/password on the AIX (NIS-based)
>> I just want to use this (very fine working) system to authenticate the
>> users of the samba on the linux box
>The problem is, we can't do this with encypted passwords. 

Not entirely true.

You can't do it with encrypted passwords easily.

We currently run an encrypted password Samba server on our conventional
NIS master machine.  A little bit of scripting keeps the passwords in
sync, and a bit more keeps account creations and deletions in sync
too.  So, the users have one password, which is stored in both NIS and SMB
password files.

We also run at least one Samba server with 'update encrypted = yes'.
This requires plain-text capable clients, but allows us to capture the
user's (NIS) password into SMB encrypted format.

I've (roughly) written this up at:-


(The write-up doesn't mention the 'update encrypted' server, but that's
only relevant to people migrating from NIS only to NIS and SMB. If
you're starting NIS and SMB from scratch, it doesn't matter).

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