Changing machine accounts

Gerald Carter cartegw at Eng.Auburn.EDU
Thu May 28 17:56:12 GMT 1998

Jeremy Allison wrote:
> Did you cvs update within the last day or so ?

Last update on May 26 16:20 GMT-5.0.  However, the event 
was record on May 21 and another machine also recorded the 
same event ( except for that machine ) on May 25.  The 
version of smbd Samba running at that time would have been 
compiled on May 20.

> Have you taken a look in the UNIX smbd log - any
> machine password change errors will be logged at
> debug level 0 so you should always see them.

The log files are set to log.%m and I didnt see any 
messages there.

The fact that two smbd processes running as root are 
connected to the NT box wouldn't be unusual would it?
I have noticed this behaviour before but didn't
worry about it.  I'm guessing on of them is for the
domain connection.  Could they both be trying to 
change the password?

> Check if the CLOVER attempted a password change
> at the time given in the eventlog, and see if you
> can figure out why the NT PDC was saying that.

I am noticing a lot of core dumps going on an 
INVALID PIPE HANDLE error.  However, the core dump 
size was limited to 0 bytes ( not to save the file ) 
so I don't have the core files to debug.  I will go 
back and change this.  See what I can do to track 
things down.  Unless this is a familar problem which 
you have already solved.

Thanks again for the help,
                            Gerald ( Jerry ) Carter	
Engineering Network Services                           Auburn University 
jerry at   

       "...a hundred billion castaways looking for a home."
                                  - Sting "Message in a Bottle" ( 1979 )

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