Password changing?

Joe Meslovich joe at
Fri Apr 27 16:31:23 GMT 2001

	Do you have the guest account option turned on in the smb.conf? I
was having a similar problem and when I created a valid guest account
password changing worked properly. I think this is because Samba 2.2.0
changes a password by first attaching to the $IPC share and then running
the password change. But the behaviour is that you only attach to the $IPC
share as the guest user.

						Hope it helps,

						Joe Meslovich

On Fri, 27 Apr 2001, Tom Hudak wrote:

> I've been monkeying with remote password changing for a bit now, and I can't
> seem to get win98 to even *try* to change or even do a check on it before it's
> denied and I get the "Unable to change password for Microsoft Networking
> because of the following error: Incorrect Password"
> I've setup the password chat a number of ways reflecting both
> /usr/bin/passwd's syntax, as well as the smbpasswd but I don't even see
> anything in the logs that looks remotely like an attempt to
> verify/check/change/look at the password and it's associated files.
> This is a winblows 98 machine
> Samba 2.2.0 PDC
> Log level 5
> Any ideas would be great!
> Thanks,
> --
> Thomas J. Hudak
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