[Samba] passwd chat

Mike Partyka mike.partyka at stonepath.com
Thu Jan 20 17:31:06 GMT 2005



I have seen several examples of smb.conf's that use the "passwd chat"
parameter. There isn't much explanation in the Samba documentation that I
can see for this parameter, can someone explain a bit about what adding the
parameter to your [global] section does for you? 


The examples usually look like this:


passwd chat = *New*password* %n\n *Retype*new*password*


But I wonder what does it allow you to do, that is, how will this feature be
used by the users on the box? Does it allow windows clients to get a dialog
box of some sort that will let them change their passwd in the smbpasswd
file? Or does it update their password in the /etc/passwd file? Or both?




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