Null passwords are not working !!!

Tomek Jarosinski tomek at
Thu Oct 21 10:00:47 GMT 1999

I am using Samba 2.0.5 on Sun/Sol 2.6 with 80 NT-Clients and about 1400
accounts. I have encrypted passwords and users which have set their
smbpassword on the unix side can login with no problems. Smbpasswd is
updated with one shell script, so the new unix users are automatically
inserted in smbpasswd, and users who have no more their unix account are
deleted from smbpasswd. All new samba users without smb password have NO
PASSWORDXXXXXX... line in the smbpasswd. In smb.conf the parameter null
password is NO. But users who have NO PASSWORD can login without
password !!!

this is part of my smb.conf
         workgroup = FZT
         server string = Samba
         interfaces = XXX.22.16.100/24
         encrypt passwords = Yes
         passwd chat = *password* %n\n *password* %n\n
*successfull**new*password* %n\n *changed*
         log level = 1
         log file = /usr/local/samba/var/log.%m
         max log size = 500
         time server = Yes
         socket options = TCP_NODELAY IPTOS_LOWDELAY
         logon script = login.bat
         logon drive = H:
         domain logons = Yes
         os level = 65
         preferred master = Yes
         domain master = Yes
         wins proxy = Yes
         wins support = Yes
         hosts allow = XXX.22. 127.
         dos filetimes = Yes
         dos filetime resolution = Yes
         fake directory create times = Yes

         comment = Network Logon Service
         path = /usr/local/samba/netlogon
         read only = No
         guest ok = Yes

         comment = HOMES
         read only = No
         browseable = No

Please mail me direct if you have any ideas.

Have a nice day !
Tomek Jarosinski
Fachhochschule Hamburg - University of Applied Sciences
2099 Hamburg,Berliner Tor 21, R. 429
Tel:040/42859-2802 Fax:040/42859-2889
 E-Mail: tomek at
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