|Summary:||linuxconf does not synchronize passwords with samba|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||mal|
|Component:||linuxconf||Assignee:||Nalin Dahyabhai <nalin>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2006-02-21 18:47:43 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description mal 2000-08-05 22:49:59 UTC
linuxconf from RedHat 6.2 was synchronizing UNIX and SAMBA passwords. linuxconf from RedHat 7.0 Beta does not do this any more and I did not find any settings for this. This was an EXTREMELY CONVINIENT feature of linuxconf. Please put UNIX and SAMBA passwords synchronization back.
Comment 1 mal 2000-08-18 23:38:45 UTC
Can this bug be fixed before the release?
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2000-08-19 22:24:58 UTC
I could be wrong, but I believe the samba configurator is not included now (it has been known to eat config files.)
Comment 3 mal 2000-08-20 16:04:30 UTC
synchronization of passwords with samba was the only useable feature linuxconf samba configurator (everything else was just too unreliable, at least in RedHat 6.2). Without this synchronization it is much less convinient, every time user added or password changed it will be necessary to type several shell commants like mksmbpasswd.sh </etc/passwd | grep '^mal:' >>/etc/samba/smbpasswd smbpasswd mal is there a way to get this one feature back to linuxconf, everything else is much less important.
Comment 4 Andrew Bartlett 2000-09-14 05:18:40 UTC
The pam_smbpass module can do this for all password changes - without the need for linuxconf specfic changes. (I use this on servers I manage and it works very well). You will need to add users to the smbpasswd file, and set the line 'password' in the pam configuration file to 'optional' insted of 'required' If redhat could do this then it would be VERY good.
Comment 5 Andrew Bartlett 2000-09-14 23:25:36 UTC
The only problem with the pam approach is that it will complain VERY loudly if the account dosent exist in /etc/smbpasswd, so a little addition to adduser or similar could polish off this as a *very* nice solution.
Comment 6 mal 2000-09-15 13:27:05 UTC
smbpasswd -a username adds user "username" to smbpasswd file if the user is not already there. I think something equivalent this "-a" option can be done with pam_smbpass module.
Comment 7 Brent Fox 2002-06-05 16:18:14 UTC
Closing because we don't ship linuxconf anymore
Comment 8 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:47:43 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.