[Samba] X flag in smbpasswd?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Sat May 24 10:20:42 GMT 2003

On Sat, 2003-05-24 at 01:39, 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.

The X flag is however used by some clients, who use it to decide on the
display of the 'must change password in x days' message.  We now set it
by default to prevent our Win2k clients displaying this message, as we
don't enforce it in Samba 2.2.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at pcug.org.au
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at hawkerc.net
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