[Samba] update encypted and LDAP

Martin Sapsed m.sapsed at bangor.ac.uk
Mon Jun 9 16:13:35 GMT 2003

Hello all,

I'm currently trying out samba-3.0alpha24 and moving to samba-3.0.0beta1 
since we're getting into XP and encrypted passwords etc. I was hoping to 
set everyone (about 13,000 users) up on an LDAP (openLDAP) server with 
just the Unix crypt passwords for now and run with

encrypt passwords = no
update encrypted = yes

for a while to populate the NT/LM password hashes before going over to 
encrypted passwords for everyone. (Most clients are Win 9x using plain 
text passwords against NIS at the moment.)

 From what I can see and have gathered from some searching, it looks 
like "update encrypted" only works with an smbpasswd file. Is this the 
case? If so, has anyone out there tried living with a 13,000 line 
smbpasswd file for any length of time??

Servers are Sun Solaris 9 and Linux Debian Stable if that matters.



Martin Sapsed				
Information Services               "Who do you say I am?"
University of Wales, Bangor             Jesus of Nazareth

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