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Samba PAM_SILENT option question



For a long time now I have reported both to samba and to redhat a
ghost authentication failure when using pam. In 1998 someone 
submitted a patch for password.c under samba 1.9.18 and it never
was applied. The patch no longer works with pass_check.c but
by comparing the patch to the source I understand this spurious
error can be supressed using PAM_SILENT=0.

This error is not a show stopper but it puts a slight delay in
clients connecting from Windows to samba as it coughs up a
false authentication failure and then allows access anyway.
I feel that removing false errors from syslog plus decreasing
the connection delay (which can be significant if you add more
users) is worthwhile.

My problem is that I am not a programmer and need to figure
out how to set this and re-compile and test so that I can
propose this again as an updated fix to both samba and
bugzilla/redhat. 

The samba 2.0.7 pass_check.c source code even mentions this but
provides no options on how to do this.

Feel free to let me know that I am barking up the wrong 
mailling list. Or other forms of advise.

TIA
Henri J. Schlereth

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