[Samba] Passwords expiring

Scott Mayo sgmayo at mail.bloomfield.k12.mo.us
Mon Nov 7 20:48:23 GMT 2005

I have a Samba 3 server setup using LDAP for the backend.  I keep 
getting a message that the passwords will expire.  This happened about a 
month ago and I did not worry about it, because my XP machines kept 
telling me this last year, but they never expired.  I figured it was 
something to do with XP and not my Samba server.  This year though, with 
my new server, they did expire and I had to reset them all.  I thought I 
went through and had it set where they would not expire.  Maybe I did 
and they will not, just like last year, but if they do, what do I need 
to do so they do not expire?

Here is what I did when I reset them.  I used the smbldap-usermod 
program to change the expire time to a long, long time away.

smbldap-usermod -e "2999-01-01 01:01:01" -A 0 username

Shouldn't that tell it to make the passwords to expire on January 1, 2999?

Scott Mayo
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Bloomfield Schools
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