[Samba] passwd program not called as root
Chee Wai Yeung
cheewai_yeung2003 at yahoo.com.hk
Wed Jul 16 08:49:30 GMT 2003
Hi, I found the same thing when I was trying to use
passwd chat. I wrapped the passwd command and checked
and saw that during the chat passwd was called with
UID being that of the user that tried to change the
passwd. This is the case at least for Samba 3.0beta2.
It was not that for samba2.2.8a.
I am not sure why myself.
--- Christopher Odenbach <odenbach at hni.upb.de> wrote:
> > I have downloaded and compiled Samba3b2 on a SuSE
> 8.2 machine. For
> > testing purpose, I connect to this machine with a
> Win2k-Box ... most
> > things seem to work fine, but I am unable so
> change passwords from
> > the win-box with unix password sync enanbled.
> > I changed loglevel to 103 and enabled password
> chat debug. From what
> > I found in the log-files, I can conclude that the
> the passwd program
> > ist NOT run as root (obviously, the OLD password
> is requested as
> > well).
> This does not have to mean it is not run as root. Do
> you run NIS? Is
> your samba server the NIS master? If not, passwd
> will ask for the old
> Does it work for you, if you run passwd manually?
> To find out what happens, you can write a wrapper
> for passwd that
> prints out UID, GID, EUID, EGID (simple thing in
> Dipl.-Ing. Christopher Odenbach
> HNI Rechnerbetrieb
> odenbach at uni-paderborn.de
> Tel.: +49 5251 60 6215
> To unsubscribe from this list go to the following
> URL and read the
Do you Yahoo!?
SBC Yahoo! DSL - Now only $29.95 per month!
More information about the samba