[Samba] Setting/Showing minimum password length > 14

Mark Foley mfoley at ohprs.org
Wed Jan 25 19:09:18 UTC 2023

On Tue Jan 24 15:23:32 2023 Rowland Penny <rpenny at samba.org> wrote:

> On 24/01/2023 20:16, Mark Foley via samba wrote:
> > Thanks Andrew,
> > 
> > I will have to upgrade my Slackware to 15.0 in order to get a new version of Samba. Slackware
> > 15.0 is at version 4.15.13. My Slackware 14.2 Samba isn't even at 4.8.2; it's only at 4.6.16. I
> > do need to upgrade since 15.0 has been officially out for about a year now.
> You really need to get to at least 4.16.0, I say this because Heimdal 
> was given a big update at that version and you will need it to mitigate 
> a problem with the latest Windows updates. There have also been quite a 
> few CVE's fixed lately.
> Rowland

As it turns out, setting Windows Group Policy to min 16 character PW does not work, even
thought the Group Policy editor accepts that. I will upgrade to Slackware 15.0 this weekend and
post back results.

Note that I will likely NOT try upgrading to 4.16.0 since I'd really like to keep in-sync with
the official distro releast. If there is a problem, I can always manually download 4.16.0.
Hopefully, given CVEs etc. the Slackware people will get out an update to 4.16.0 soon.

Thanks --Mark

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