[Samba] password aging
Arnold Andrews X-324-4292
aandrews at eng.okla.seagate.com
Mon Apr 7 15:39:01 GMT 2003
> >> check date and time on client and samba machine. My christal ball
> >> say, your Solaris is your PDC.
> > Yes, my Solaris host is the PDC. ??? The date and time are within a
> > minute of each other on the Samba server and the PC. What does the
> > date and time have to do with the expiration message?
> I saw this sometimes, if the client time was completely different from
> samba PDC (for instance in the future: 28.03.2034), when the (roaming)
> user profile was created.
> Check the timestamp of your user profile and his files (for instance
> your ntuser.dat) on samba server.
I am still missing how the timestamp of the user profile is related to this
problem. I am not even using a roaming profile. To test it, I switched my
profile type to roaming, then logged out and back in. Same issue, "Your
password will expire in 7 days. Would you like to change it now?" I tried
moving my profile aside then letting the system create me a brand new profile.
Nothing I did had any effect on the issue. I finally just changed my Samba user
password and the message quit coming up. I'm not the only user seeing this
problem however, so it would be nice if I could do something to prevent Samba
from trying to force me to change my password. I really only need to change my
password when the Novell password aging system tells me I have to. At that
point, I simply change both the Novell, and the windows (Samba) password
together. I never saw this issue before moving to 2.2.8 (from 2.2.2).
Any help is appreciated.
MCAD/Unix Systems Administrator
Seagate Technology, LLC
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