Subject: Re: samba, netbsd and internal network
To: None <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 10/09/2002 22:43:17
On Wed, Oct 09, 2002 at 03:25:14PM -0500, wrote:
> Thanks for this excellent tip.  I've found a faster solution.  I listed
> the hosts, that I want the firewalled windows machines to see, in their
> lmhosts files.  Since I really just want them to see 2 file servers
> outside the firewall, it doesn't  matter if machines outside the firewall
> can share files with the internal machines.  Now I'm running into some
> samba problems.  Does anyone know how to make samba use /etc/passwd
> instead of smbpasswd?  I'm using Samba 3.0alpha20.  For 'passdb backend'
> i'm using unixsam smbpasswd, but it doesnt seem to work.
> Thanks for the help

Well, this is another problem. I think it's the "encrypt passwd" parameter,
or something like that. But you'll have to disable encyption on the
client side as well (see samba docs for details), and your passwd will
go plaintext over the wire.

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 23 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference