[Samba] Strange behaviour of samba-3.0.2rc2

Nishant Sharma nishant at deeproot.co.in
Tue Feb 10 10:08:24 GMT 2004

Andrew Bartlett wrote:

>On Tue, 2004-02-10 at 02:42, Nishant Sharma wrote:
>>On comparing the LDAP attributes of the users whose passwd I had reset and
>>of those I didn't, I observed that when the value of the following
>>three attributes are set to '0'(zero) for a user, he was not able to
>>In Samba-3.0.0-2, if these values were set to 0, the user was prompted to
>>change his password at the time of first logon saying that his password
>>has expired. But with Samba-3.0.2rc2, login was not possible. Only on
>>removing these three attributes or resetting their values, which is done
>>by 'smbpasswd', logins were possible.
>Quite correct.  If the password was last set in 1970, then we consider
>that it might be a bogus password (see the security annoucement about
>mksmbpasswd.sh for 3.0.2).
>Either do not set that attribute, or set it to a valid value.
>(The other values are unaffected).
Hmm.. that means I've to set it right at the time off adding users :). 
Thanks a lot.
But if i wish to force the users to change the password as soon as they 
login for
first time, is there any way round for this?


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