Automatically sharing home directories

Will H. Backman whb at
Tue Oct 11 16:06:36 UTC 2005

Yes.  I will defer to the samba docs at this point.

-----Original Message-----
From: ubuntu-users-bounces at on behalf of Tim Vaughan
Sent: Tue 10/11/2005 11:17 AM
To: Ubuntu Help and User Discussions
Subject: Re: Automatically sharing home directories
On 10/11/05, Will H. Backman <whb at> wrote:
> Unix/Linux and Windows store passwords using different encryption.
> Windows does not send the password to the server in a way that can be
> used by the system password file.  You need to have a different password
> file that understands what a Windows client sends across the network.

Ok, thanks for that explanation.  If it's essential to have to
separate password files for Linux and Windows, is there an automatic
way of keeping the two synchronised so that when a user changes
his/her system password, the samba password is updated accordingly?


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