[Samba] pam_smbpass.so passdb.tdb support
novosirj at umdnj.edu
Mon Jul 5 00:29:07 MDT 2010
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On 07/03/2010 10:25 AM, John H Terpstra wrote:
> On 07/03/2010 08:50 AM, Kandukuru_Suresh at emc.com wrote:
>> Dear JHT,
>> Thanks for the quick reply.in
>> http://www.samba.org/samba/history/samba-3.4.0.html .
>> Samba team is recommending to use tdbsam.
> Not just recommending - it is the default now. The smbpasswd file can
> not contain the information needed to fully support current MS Windows
> clients. The result is the smbpasswd format storage of MS Windows
> networking credentials has been obsoleted.
>> just wanted to know one thing,
>> from samba 3.4 default backend has been changed to tdbsam , why for one
>> of the module "pam_smbpass" in samba code is still looking for passwords
>> in smbpasswd?.is there any patch for that?.
> The pam_smbpasswd module has not been updated because noone has
> contributed the necessary patches. The tdbsam backend has been
> available since September 2003, so my take on this is that VERY few
> people use pam_smbpasswd. If more were using it, someone might by now
> have done something about the lack of support for tsbsam (and ldapsam
> for that matter) in the pam_smbpasswd module.
I was using it, and was somewhat disappointed to lose it when I had to
switch to tdbsam, but by that time it had become much less important to
share Windows and UNIX credentials on the same system.
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