[Samba] password change using XP

Geddes jgeddes at unb.ca
Mon Feb 9 14:48:24 GMT 2004

I see on the list that it is possible to change the samba password using 
ctrl-alt-del in windows. It looks to me that there are two senarios where 
this can take place.
1) when windows box and samba server is a domain member or PDC 
2) and/or encrytion is turned off on the windows box and possibly no 
domain membership at all.

This what I have been trying to do.

No domains at all. Where XP has no registry hacks at all (so encrytion is 
on) and the samba server 2.2.7a config was changed on these points:
workgroup = fred
log level = 8
security = user
password level = 8 
username level = 8 
encrypt passwords = yes 
smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd 
unix password sync = no 
passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u 
passwd chat = *New*password* %n\n *Retype*new*password* %n\n 
obey pam restrictions = no 
Then I setup share defintions

I have no problem mounting my samba shares... However is it possible for 
me to change the password (/etc/samba/smbpasswd) on the samba server using 
ctrl-alt-del with an XP box.

I have tried and I think that that the old passwords don't sync between 
the server and XP. I have tried things like allowing null password etc. 

My first Question is it possible to change passwords (/etc/samba/smbpasswd) 
using windows onto a samba server where each has no domain membership and 
encryption is on?

Second question is if so how?

Jeff Geddes, BSc(UNB)
Computer Systems Specialist
University of New Brunswick
Faculty of Computer Science
eMail: jgeddes at unb.ca
office: Rm. E119
phone : (506) 452-6102
fax   : (506) 453-3566

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