password change problem

Todd Pfaff todd at edge.cis.McMaster.CA
Fri Nov 20 19:55:01 GMT 1998

I'm using samba-2.0.0beta1.

When trying to change a password as a non-root user with smbpasswd I get
the following message from smbpasswd:

machine rejected the password change: Error was : The specified
password is invalid.

and the following message in log.smb:

[1998/11/20 14:36:49, 0] smbd/chgpasswd.c:check_oem_password(684)
  check_oem_password: incorrect password length (1780921600).

Whoa!  I didn't type that many characters in my password! :-)

Is this a known problem?  Is there a fix in a later alpha?

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