[Samba] Smbpasswd + password sync on OS X

John Snowdon J.P.Snowdon at newcastle.ac.uk
Fri Sep 26 08:16:00 GMT 2003

I've found that out, much to my annoyance; no rc.d startup, swat is only
half useful, restart by a gui app (which resets smb.conf unless you
'chflags' the file before and after editing)... And as you say...
integration with 'netinfo' for users and password details, which is a
complete pig.

I believe smbpasswd does not actually do anything at *all* to the
passwords. At least when I've been testing it, changing credentials with
it still allows me in with my 'old' details. The only thing it seems to
do is create accounts and null the password. The only thing that seems
to modify the smb passwords is using Apples 'Accounts' and 'Groups'

Brilliant, just what I want from a server O/S, gui-only configuration.

Thanks for pointing it out anyway. 

 John Snowdon - IT Support Specialist
 Faculty of Medical Sciences Computing Dept
 School of Medical Education Development
 University of Newcastle

 Phone : 0191 245 4230
 Email : j.p.snowdon at ncl.ac.uk

-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Bartlett [mailto:abartlet at samba.org] 
Sent: 26 September 2003 00:08
To: John Snowdon
Cc: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [Samba] Smbpasswd + password sync on OS X

On Thu, 2003-09-25 at 18:13, John Snowdon wrote:
> Samba 2.2.3a on OS-X 10.2.6

> Any ideas if this built in version of Samba is simply borked?

Unless it's been patched, at the very least it suffers very serious
security holes, and must be upgraded (to 2.2.8a at least).

Other than that, apple has played all sorts of fun & games with their
'version' of Samba (intergration with their directory backend), so it
could be an issue in there.

Andrew Bartlett

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