[Samba] Password sync problem from unix to windows
soundwreck at gmail.com
Wed Apr 9 21:52:02 GMT 2008
I have searched the list and have been unable to find a definitive answer to
I am using Samba 3.0.2xx as a PDC. The server that runs this also happens
to be a NIS master (not sure if this complicates matters or not).
When a user's password is changed within a windows client that is part of
this domain (i.e. using ctrl-alt-del), the password change correctly
propagates to the unix side.
However, if a user's password is changed from the unix side (i.e. using
/usr/bin/passwd), this does not propagate correctly to the windows side.
This appears to be some sort of Samba password syncing problem.
Here are some relevant lines from my smb.conf (NOTE: The encrypt passwords
line is commented out and not exactly sure why that's there or if this is my
;encrypt passwords = no
unix password sync = yes
passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
passwd chat = *New*password:* %n\n\
My main question here is whether or not this can be done- can I sync
passwords if the password was changed from the unix side?
One thing I read was that user's must use the smbpasswd command instead of
passwd. Would this be an acceptable solution? If so, could I reroute
(symlink) /usr/bin/passwd to smbpasswd so that users would be forced to use
smbpasswd? I'm not really sure of another way to enforce this..
Thanks in advance for your advice.
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