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Old 12-09-2009
Password script sync

Hi all,

I am trying to create a simple password script but it seems not working well.
What I'm trying to do is to sync the yppasswd and smbpasswd. So I created this:

echo ""
echo "Please enter old password: "
set OLDPASSWD = $<
echo "Please enter new password: "
set NEWPASSWD = $<
yppasswd << EOF
smbpasswd << EOF

But not luck enaf to make it works. Any expert can give me a clue?


Last edited by pludi; 12-09-2009 at 02:17 AM.. Reason: code tags, please...
# 2  
Old 12-09-2009
this wont work the way your doing it but here are a few suggestions

1) use sh/ksh/bash for scripting (not really relevant but good practice)
2) If possible don't use NIS - use LDAP and store your passwords in one place then there will be no need for this script.
3) configure SAMBA to authenticate against NIS with a PAM module. again - one password store.
4) just have the user run each command. it should not be that big of a deal as they don't change passwords that often.
# 3  
Old 12-10-2009
thanks frank.

i've been googling for some example on samba & nis sync password.. but only find how to sync with ldap env. the system here is using nis.

if you have any link you could share with me with an example is greatly appreciated.

thanks again frank.

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