[Samba] changing passwords from Windows XP Pro workstations
garydale at torfree.net
Thu Mar 30 21:48:03 GMT 2006
I'm wondering about the pros and cons of simplifying the default chat -
maybe something like:
*password* %n\n *password* %n\n *success*
This should work on my system as well. I'm not sure about the system
from the "Example 3.4. 130 User Network with tdbsam [globals] Section",
since the final "success" condition may or may not report "success"
after the password is reported changed.
Anyway, a simpler default dialogue would make the chat more immune to
differences between systems, so things like "retype" versus "re-enter"
wouldn't come into play.
Ben Walton wrote:
> Yes, I just verified this on my setup. I've never had luck in the
> past, but I must have had a non-working password chat at those times
> (quite some time ago now). Apologies for misleading anyone.
> I have a 'unique' setup for my user accounts, so my little script
> will still be useful for certain purposes here, but I can now allow
> normal password changes.
> Thanks Eric & Simo. -Ben
> On Thu, 2006-03-30 at 15:04 -0500, Eric J. Feldhusen wrote:
> > On a RHEL4, with Samba 3.0.10, I have the following password
> > options below. I just tested and with a WinXP Pro client, I did
> > the ctrl-alt-delete and changed my password. Once I did that, I
> > ssh'ed into the box and it used my new password.
> > [global] encrypt passwords = yes
> > null passwords = yes
> > obey pam restrictions = yes
> > passwd chat = *New*UNIX*password*
> > %n\n*ReType*new*UNIX*password*%n\n
> > *passwd:*all*authentication*tokens*update d*successfully*
> > passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
> > unix password sync = Yes
> > Ben Walton wrote:
> >> A note on the password sync issue. Someone more knowledgeable
> >> correct me if I'm wrong.
> > -- Eric Feldhusen System Administrator http://www.remc1.org
> > eric at remc1.org PO Box 270 (906) 482-4520 x239 809
> > Hecla St (906) 482-5031 fax Hancock, MI 49930 (906) 370
> > 6202 mobile
More information about the samba