[Samba] Re: M$ W2K Clients get requests to change samba password -- PDC is a samba 2.2.8a

JustFillBug mozbugbox at yahoo.com.au
Tue Mar 16 03:36:21 GMT 2004

On 2004-03-15, M. D. Parker <mike.parker at ga.com> wrote:
> At times, users get the a message that their password expires in XX days and
> if they would like to change them.
> The smbpasswd file for all user entries are marked with the flags 'UX'
> meaning
>  of course the password NEVER expires.
> I have verified that the RH shadow passwords (should not be used) are set to
> never
> expire.  And "obey pam restrictions=no".

Yes, it is very hard to find out how to change expire date on the net.
Bad document or document organization on Samba.

You have to use 'pdbedit' to control that. And this should be in FAQ.
All the talk about shadow password and pam are misleading.

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