[Samba] Should smbpasswd change unix password too?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Wed Feb 18 06:31:57 GMT 2004

On Wed, 2004-02-18 at 09:59, John H Terpstra wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Feb 2004, Oscar Retana M. wrote:
> > Hello.
> >
> > My unix password sync is working ok, thus when an user changes his
> > password with "Ctrl+Alt+Del|Change Password" in Windows.
> >
> > However, if I run "smbpasswd" manually, I get two messages saying
> > "password changed", but the unix password is not changed.
> >
> > :(
> >
> > Is this behaviour the right one?
> Yes. The smbpasswd utility does not call out to the UNIX passwd utility.

When run as a normal user however, it will talk as if it were a windows
client, and smbd (which receives the change request from smbpasswd, for
user password changes) will sync it.

Andrew Bartlett

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Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at hawkerc.net
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