[Samba] password change using XP
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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