[Samba] samba authectication mechanism

Gordon Messmer yinyang at eburg.com
Sat Jan 28 01:08:01 GMT 2006

garumuga at sahasrasolutions.com wrote:
> We referred to some documentation that said that even after importing the
> NIS users from NIS server, we need to change the password using the
> smbpasswd command for a NIS user before Samba recognises this user as a
> valid one. Is this conversion from the NIS server database to the Samba
> password database a mandatory one?

Yes, but the same should have been true of your users with data in the 
password file.  Samba can only authenticate against the unix password 
database if you set "encrypt passwords = no", and reconfigure all of 
your clients so that they send plain-text passwords across the network.

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