[Samba] root user in smbldap...how to change home

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Mon Feb 7 23:34:49 GMT 2005

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Craig White wrote:

| 1 - if you have root user in both /etc/passwd and DSA,
| you get errors in ldap logs. You seem to have seized upon
| a configuration that is knowingly imperfect but expedient
| for samba use. What happens if you change root's password?
| which gets changed? who knows...probably depends
| upon what client package is used to make the change.
| I only see confusion here.

I'll just point out that you don't need root anymore :-)
Maybe we should be axe that section anyways.

I'll have to agree with craig, system accounts should
never go into the directory IMO.  But this was the beauty
of the separation between NSS and the passdb backend.  root
can stay in /etc/passwd and the samba attributes go to LDAP.
But not I'm just digressing....

Seriously though, we need to move people away from using root
to join domains admins.

cheers, jerry
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