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Re: [suse-security] importing users
  • From: Oliver Hensel <oliver.hensel@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 9 Dec 2000 12:52:09 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0012091249120.8858-100000@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Fri, 8 Dec 2000, Gerhard Sittig wrote:
> > > Best would be, if the user-data could also be included into
> > > samba (samba should act as an login-server for his domain)
> >
> > This however should be perfectly possible, just export the SAM
> > from NT, and import the hashes into /etc/smbpasswd, which you
> > need anyway. But then there's no login to the Linux machine
> > (POP3, FTP...).
> Read "man 5 smb.conf" and search for "sync" and/or "password".
> When you feed samba with passwords (that is, provide them in the
> clear) it can set the "traditional" Unix password for you, too.
> That's BTW convenient - and easier to teach - for those users who
> prefer "graphical frontends" and are afraid of typing "passwd" in
> a terminal session. That's when they could use the means MS
> software provides.

That will only work if your Windows stations submit their password in
cleartext, for which you need to change a registry setting on Win95
(upwards of OSR2 (?)) and NT4.0 (since SP3). I wouldn't really do that.

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> Gerhard Sittig true | mail -s "get gpg key" Gerhard.Sittig@xxxxxxx


Oliver Hensel <oliver.hensel@xxxxxxx>

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