[Samba] Passwords expiring on 2.2.8a

Paul Gienger pgienger at ae-solutions.com
Wed Apr 21 14:54:56 GMT 2004

We have our 2.2.8a network functioning, well with the standard smbpasswd 
backend. Lately people have started getting messages about their 
password expiring.  I haven't seen anyplace in this version that a 
person can enforce password aging.   One person has changed their 
password and then it stopped, I believe that if I change their (samba) 
password on the server it stops as well.  Password aging is not enabled 
on the UNIX accounts either.

We really don't want people changing their samba password yet, as passwd 
sync isn't enabled for several reasons, not the least of which is that 
we do a lot of authenticating with LDAP and this is seperate.  Once we 
get to Samba3 we may actually use this feature, but for now I can't do 
that upgrade and don't want people to change their password willy nilly.

Has anyone seen this and found a way to get the machines to stop 
complaining about expiring passwords? 

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