Smbpasswd problem with NT Wst

Andrew Perrin - Demography aperrin at demog.Berkeley.EDU
Thu Oct 1 15:20:21 GMT 1998

Tom - my understanding of this is that the smbpasswd -a -m (machinename)
changes the entry back to the ORIGINAL password for that machine;
periodically, machines change their passwords with the PDC for security
reasons.  That's why re-joining the domain without re-smbpasswd'ing
doesn't work, and (I expect) why re-smbpasswd'ing without re-joining
doesn't work.

You might find it useful to read through the archives of this list; it
sounds like you're running into several problems others (including me!)
have run into before.

Andy Perrin

Andrew J. Perrin - aperrin at - NT/Unix Admin/Support
Department of Demography    -    University of California at Berkeley
2232 Piedmont Avenue #2120  -    Berkeley, California, 94720-2120 USA --------------------------SEIU1199

On Thu, 1 Oct 1998, Tom Turpin wrote:

> I had two workstations up and working.  Their password entries in the
> smbpasswd file were identical.  In the process of bringing a third machine
> onto the domain, I noticed that the new third machine Doppler did not have
> identical passwd entries.  Subsequently, it does not log into the Samba PDC
> correctly complaining that it's computer account or computer password is
> incorrect.  Any ideas people?  I went back and deleted one of the two
> working machines from the smbpasswd file and tried to add it back with
> smbpasswd -a -m jordan.  That now corrupts the passwords so that they are
> not identical and it won't login properly. 
> Thomas B. Turpin
> Engineering/CAD Systems Administration
> Ryobi Motor Products
> Phone:	(864) 878-6331 ext. 4166
> Fax:	(864) 898-4088
> E-mail:	tom.turpin at <mailto:tom.turpin at> 

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