[Samba] encrypted passwords and /etc/passwd
clock at atrey.karlin.mff.cuni.cz
Wed Sep 1 12:46:47 GMT 2004
> On 1 Sep 2004 , Karel Kulhavy entreated about
> "Re: [Samba] encrypted passwords and /etc/passwd":
> } > passwords are stored in smbpasswd and are incompatible with the
> } > /etc/passwd format
> } Thanks, I completely understand it now.
> } I didn't get this idea reading man smb.conf, the entry about encrypt
> } passwords =. The manpage says that setting encrypt passwords = yes
> } requires usage of smbpasswd. However it doesn't say why. Shouldn't the
> } explanation why be also part of the manpage? Should I file a bugreport
> } against the manpage?
> must say I never got the idea of using plaintext passwords to bypass
> the smbpasswd either, but then I'm not looking for that at all, I'd
for what? bypassing smbpasswd, or using plaintext passwords?
> much prefer my Samba users to be unable to login to the *nix part of
> the box. My security model goes "they don't need to, therefore
> prevent them" (-:
> } Should I file this also as a bugreport against the man smb.conf
> } manpage?
> I don't know what a bugreport all entails so it's your call there.
> I'd say that if you can put all the facts together, with references,
> and just send that as a HOWTO to the list, and maybe a bugreport,
> that would achieve a lot.
> DA Fo rsyth Network Supervisor
> Principal Technical Officer -- Institute for Water Research
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