[Samba] Sure, it's a newbie thing, but I'm willing to be at least ONE person has been bit by this....

Assaf Flatto assaf.flatto at ssp.uk.com
Thu Jun 19 13:45:27 GMT 2008

you can always set up an LDAP server on top of the samba server and it will control the login and 
smb password , so you will need to change the password in one location and the samba will take the 
permissions from there.	



On Thursday 19 June 2008 14:25:11 Brian Cowan wrote:
> Hi All,
> I have a Samba system I fire up once in a blue moon for testing, and had
> a bit of a minor heart attack when it "suddenly" stopped letting me
> access shares as anyone other than root. Security is set to "user" since
> it's not a domain member server. My office requires that passwords get
> changed every 90 days, and the last time I accessed the server was on
> the other side of one of these "90-day" boundries. I realized this after
> I increased the Samba logging level and it was telling me it at least
> recognized my username. So, it must of hated my password. I used
> smbpasswd -U as root to reset my user password. Suddenly I can get in.
> Now, one small question, is there a tool that lets me automatically sync
> my samba password with the password on the same Unix box? Or am I doomed
> to have to change it manually every 90 days as well. (It's only one more
> place to change my password...)
> Thanks,
> Brian

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