[Samba] Re: unix password sync trouble

Niels Laukens niels.laukens at tijd.com
Tue Jun 3 11:24:31 GMT 2003

Thanks to everyone who looked at my post!
I found the solution myself. For those who want to know:

The problem was that the pts-filesystem:
* it should be in the kernel (2 options: the filesystem and the
* it should be mounted under /dev/pts


On Mon, 02 Jun 2003 18:26:20 +0200, Niels Laukens
<niels.laukens at tijd.com> wrote:

>I'm  having some trouble with my password databases. I'm using my
>self-made Linux installation (LFS, http://www.linuxfromscratch.com)
>and I'm trying to make it a Samba PDC. I'd like to keep both UNIX and
>SMB passwords synchronized.
>I managed to make passwd adapt both passwords (using some
>PAM-configuration). However, if I want to change my password using
>smbpasswd I get the following error logged:
>  findpty: Unable to create master/slave pty pair
>I don't really know what it means, bu I suppose a 'pty' is the
>communication channel between the SMB daemon and the passwd program.
>Does anyone know what is wrong on my system?

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