[Samba] X flag in smbpasswd?
novosirj at umdnj.edu
Fri May 23 16:29:18 GMT 2003
I have one more question: Where I use mksmbpasswd.sh is, when my
home-grown password changing script runs, if the smbpasswd entry does not
exist, a null entry is created which is then immediately overwritten by
pam_smbpass upon the completion of the password change. What would you
recommend instead, in that case? smbpasswd -a with a null password entry?
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On Fri, 23 May 2003, John H Terpstra wrote:
> On Thu, 22 May 2003, Ryan Novosielski wrote:
> > mksmbpasswd.sh does not create accounts with the X flag in the password
> > flags field. Does this X matter, and if so, what does it mean? It's not in
> > the man page.
> The 'X' flag is not used at this time, but please note that with Samba-3
> there can be many passwd back ends - only smbpasswd (a legacy database) is
> plain text based. Use of mksmbpasswd.sh should be discouraged.
> - John T.
> John H Terpstra
> Email: jht at samba.org
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