[Samba] DNS problems (still) with Linux domain members - using Samba's internal DNS backend

Gary Dale gary at extremeground.com
Fri Apr 28 19:25:23 UTC 2023

On 2023-04-28 14:23, Christian Naumer via samba wrote:
> Hi Gary.
> Am 28. April 2023 19:26:00 MESZ schrieb Gary Dale via samba <samba at lists.samba.org>:
>> If I changed my Windows account password, it would change the mapped Unix account password on the server running Samba. If I used smbpasswd to change my passwd, it would do the same.
> Did this really work even if you had more than one samba server???
> Regards
> Christian
The number of Samba servers seems irrelevant if they are properly 
replicating the accounts. The issue is more with client machines keeping 
passwords synced since they don't have Samba running on them.

There are lots of ways to keep Unix passwords synced since they are 
basically stored in /etc/shadow. In small offices you probably don't 
want to get too fancy but there lots of very large institutions who use 
systems that work better than Samba for that. I note that the sssd 
system works with other backends than AD. AD through Samba is the new 
kid on the block, and AD itself isn't that old while the problem has 
existed on Unix since the beginning...

Then there are cases where I don't necessarily want to keep passwords 
the same but use the same account name because it's one less thing to 

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