problems with smbpasswd

Michael Keightley mk at
Thu May 14 08:24:14 GMT 1998

I now seem to need to use the -r option with smbpasswd to change my password,
why?  Root doesn't need to use the option. I'm using the main branch of samba 
that I got on Tues 12th on Solaris 2.6.

E.g. as a normal user:

% smbpasswd 
Old SMB password:
New SMB password:
Retype new SMB password:
smbpasswd: machine rejected the session setup. Error was : code 131.

"smbpasswd -r <samba machine>" works.

Is this a new feature,  or am I doing something wrong?

Michael Keightley              Email: mk at
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Quadstone Ltd                  Fax:   +44 131 220 4492
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