[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#425083: Password expire bug not fixed in samba 3.0.25a-1

Steve Langasek vorlon at debian.org
Tue May 29 10:15:09 UTC 2007

notforward 425083

On Mon, May 28, 2007 at 11:01:13PM +0200, Ralph Passgang wrote:

> > Also maybe provide what Jim McDonough suggested ;
> >
> > "Please do include a trace.  I'm curious as to why you would get 64-bit
> > time_t on a 32-bit system.  Can you include a 'net sam policy show "max
> > password age"', or on the older samba a 'pdbedit -C "max password age"'
> > (the latter should work on the newer one as well) ?"
> I think two bug-reports got mixed up... I never had the "64-bit time_t on 
> 32-bit system" problem. But trying to lookup the policy for the password 
> expiration time helped a lot.

Agreed, these are not the same bug.  Dropping the 'forwarded' tag.

> Knowing that 3.0.24 and before seems to ignore the max password age and
> simply using 30 years for all users, and 3.0.25 for the first time really
> uses this value I changed that with pdbedit:

Yes, I don't understand why this wasn't used previously; but:

> I am not sure where (my) default of 356 seconds came from, but when it's
> the default on every debian machine with samba, then you probably should
> change that to "never" / -1 for samba >= 3.0.25.

It's not the default on every Debian machine with samba.  I have Debian
systems with samba installed where the pdb was first created with samba <
3.0, and systems where it was created with samba 3.0.24; and none of my
systems show this issue.

So I would say that, given that the current behavior appears to be correct,
this is not a bug and the report can remain closed.

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