[Samba] smbpasswd vs passwd to change

Nickolas Gray nagray00 at austin.rr.com
Wed Feb 3 22:46:33 MST 2010

Not sure if someone here can answer this for me. The OpenLDAP guys  
have blown me off on this one.

I have a standalone server which is using ldap as the passdb backend.  
I can ssh into an account.  I can show that "smbclient works  -L  
localhost -U ldaptestuser" works. If I change the password using  
smbpasswd both still work with new password. If i change the password  
using /usr/bin/passwd I can login interactively with the new password  
but samba still uses the old password.

The relevant part of the smb.conf is

         workgroup = ISLANDS
         server string = Samba Server Version %v on Kailua
         netbios name = kailua
         hosts allow = 192.168.136. 127.
         log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
         max log size = 50
         log level = 10
         debug timestamp = yes

         security = user

         passdb backend = ldapsam:ldap://
         ldap suffix = dc=local,dc=austin,dc=rr,dc=com
         ldap user suffix = ou=users
         ldap group suffix = ou=groups
         ldap admin dn = cn=root,dc=local,dc=austin,dc=rr,dc=com
         ldap delete dn = no
         ldap ssl = no
         ldap passwd sync = yes
         local master = yes
         os level = 33
         preferred master = yes
         load printers = yes
         cups options = raw
         restrict anonymous = 2

Thanks, Nick Gray

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