[Samba] samba as bdc

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Tue Jan 31 21:06:14 GMT 2006

On Tue, 2006-01-31 at 21:05 +0100, Michael Gasch wrote:
> hi andrew,
> but this statement is in contrast to JHT on
> Re: [Samba] BDC, documentation, Machine Accounts Keep Expiring

> > The client's won't attempt to change passwords to a BDC.

Clarification:  the client won't attempt to change user passwords
against a BDC.  Machine accounts are a different (messier...) kettle of

If asked, a Samba BDC will actually change the password, if it can write
to it's backing LDAP server, but that's irrelevant if the client doesn't

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College  http://hawkerc.net
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