[Samba] pam_smbpass.so passdb.tdb support

Gaiseric Vandal gaiseric.vandal at gmail.com
Sat Jul 3 05:14:37 MDT 2010

You need to first make sure that samba is working correctly before trouble
shooting the ftp component.   

Are you using samba for windows clients?

The "testparm -v" should show your current configuration, including which is
the password backend.   I do not see any reason to change to the older
"smbpasswd" format. 

To verify that the user accounts to exist:
	The "pdbedit -Lv" command will list the existing accounts.
	You can also use the "tdbdump" command to look at the contents of a
tdb file.

To verify that the passwords are valid:
	You can try logging into samba with the "sambaclient" command from
linux -  that will let you know if your password is correct.
	You can also use the "net use  \\yourserver " command from windows
to verify your password

-----Original Message-----
From: samba-bounces at lists.samba.org [mailto:samba-bounces at lists.samba.org]
On Behalf Of Kandukuru_Suresh at emc.com
Sent: Saturday, July 03, 2010 6:30 AM
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: [Samba] pam_smbpass.so passdb.tdb support


  Recently I have installed samba 3.4.8 on  my device. Since  then ftp
(vsftp,proftpd)   which is taking users from samba database with
pam_smbpass.so is not working. After enabling  detailed log I have
noticed it is looking for the passwords in  smbpasswd
(/etc/samba/private) which is of zero size . I think all users passwd
are located in passwd.tdb.I could fix this by giving "passdb
backend=smbpasswd" .


somewhere I read smbpasswd is obsolete , and recommended to use tdbsam


and /etc/pam.d/ftp file is 
root at storage:/# cat /etc/pam.d/ftp
auth       required     /lib/security/pam_smbpass.so
account    required     /lib/security/pam_nologin.so
account    required     /lib/security/pam_smbpass.so
password   required     /lib/security/pam_smbpass.so
session    required     /lib/security/pam_unix.so



How can I tell pam_smbpass module to use passdb.tdb (tdbsam) .?. Please
tell me I have been trying for last 2 days. Did  not find anything.





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