[Samba] Samba Password Aging

Kenneth Loafman ken at lt.com
Tue Feb 3 14:01:19 GMT 2004

Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-02-03 at 09:12, Kenneth Loafman wrote:
>>Samba version 2.999+3.0cvs20020906-1 for Debian
>>Somehow the Samba password is aging and is requiring a reset once a 
>>month for a couple of users.  I can't see anything in the man pages to 
>>indicate that the passwords age, so how is Samba doing it, and how do I 
>>stop this behavior?
> By not running such an old version of Samba.
> Current versions of samba in debian use smbpasswd by default (will keep
> tdbsam if you upgrade however) and do not have the 21 day password
> expiry.
> pdbedit allows you to see into the tdbsam.

Updated to latest Debian (3.0x) and it kept the tdb password file.   Any 
way to convert back to smbpasswd without a complete uninstall/reinstall?


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