[Samba] Where is password expiry information stored?
mk at crc.dk
Sat Jun 16 09:37:56 GMT 2007
Yesterday, I've moved all my samba users from a redhat 9 (i386) system
to a Centos 5 (x86_64) system. This runs samba-3.0.25-7.
The system uses NIS authentication, no shadow files.
Now all my Windows users have accounts that expire today!
Strangely, if I do a:
# pdbedit -L -v mk
Password last set: Tue, 18 May 2004 15:04:30 CEST
Password can change: Tue, 18 May 2004 15:04:30 CEST
Password must change: 9223372036854775807 seconds since the Epoch
I havn't calculated what 9223372036854775807 seconds since the Epoch
is in human readable format but I guess that it is in the
Where does this number come from? There's no shadow file
on the system (The NIS server serves old SGI machines as well,
they don't use shadow files).
How do I fix this problem so that I don't have hundreds of
users calling me Monday morning? How do I make sure that users
created in the future don't have expired accounts?
Mogens Kjaer, Carlsberg A/S, Computer Department
Gamle Carlsberg Vej 10, DK-2500 Valby, Denmark
Phone: +45 33 27 53 25, Fax: +45 33 27 47 08
Email: mk at crc.dk Homepage: http://www.crc.dk
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