Al Gordon runlevel7 at
Mon Oct 24 20:32:10 UTC 2005

On 10/24/05, Jean-Eric <jec at> wrote:
>  > Hi All,
>  > Running Breezy on AMD64.
>  > Anyone know how to setup Samba such that is synchronizes its password
>  > list with my Ubuntu box?
>  > I want to be able to change my password in Ubuntu and have the
>  > password
>  > updated in Samba.
>  > Thanks in advance.
> The idea is not to synchro samba <=> /etc/passwd (that's not possible),
> but to use Samba as the authentication for your box.
> This is done hrough winbind (or PAM/nsswitch)
> Have a look for winbind on Google.
> -jec

If you'd like to throw a little bit of LDAP into the mix, check out this site:

I use those instructions to set up Linux/Windows networks.  When users
change their password in Windows or while logged into a Linux box, the
change propagates to OpenLDAP.  Works like a champ.


  -- AL --

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