help with password syncing

Cabler, Adam W adam.w.cabler at
Tue Sep 7 20:21:50 GMT 1999

I am still having problems getting this to work, so if someone can help, I
would appreciate it.  I am running NIS+ on an SGI Origin 200 w/ IRIX 6.5.4.
When I turn on password syncing, I get an error that "Unable to connect to, Bad Password, etc..."  I have tried to turn on password chat
debug on, but (and this is really weird) when I try to boost the log level
of samba and restart through swat, netscape gives me an error, "No Data on
Form" and won't refresh that screen until I lower the log level.  I have
never encountered this in the entire time that I have dealt with samba.  If
I try to do this manually, I get Internal Panic and samba won't restart
until the log level is lowered.

Thanks for your help,

-----Original Message-----
From: mmt4q [mailto:mmt4q at]
Sent: Monday, September 06, 1999 11:28 AM
To: Multiple recipients of list SAMBA-NTDOM
Subject: help with password syncing

Hi.  I'm finally ready to try to setup password syncing between my Sun
Solaris 2.6 NIS Master running Samba 2.0.2 (or I'm ready for upgrade to
2.0.5a) and my WinNT workstations.

I wanted to double check with you some settings in my smb.conf:

smb passwd file =  /usr/local/samba-2.0.2/private/smbpasswd
passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
passwd chat = *New*password* %n\n *new*password* %n\n *passw*d*d*on*
passwd chat debug = No
password level = 0
unix password sync = Yes
password server =

(Note:  I got the password chat from the NTDOM mailing list where it
for someone else on a Sun box)

Currently I have to add folks to /etc/passwd in order for Samba to
work.  Once password syncing is working, I hope only to have to
have an entry in /var/yp/passwd and /usr/local/samba/private/smbpasswd.
If I originally created smbpasswd by using from
do I need to recreate smbpasswd?  or do I need to reconfigure Samba so
it looks at /var/yp/passwd instead of /etc/passwd?

Thank you for your help and documentation,

Melissa Thrush
Dept. of Electrical Engineering
Thornton Hall C213
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Phone: (804) 924-6072
Fax: (804) 924-8818

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