Samba as Domain Controller

Richard Sharpe sharpe at
Fri Mar 2 19:40:21 GMT 2001

At 03:12 PM 3/2/01 -0800, Greg J. Zartman wrote:
>Is it possible to change a users password, on a Samba PDC setup, from the
>client workstation (say win2k). 

It should be possible to change password from a client.

>                                 So, the user presses CTRL-ALT-DEL on the
>client machine and selects change password?  When I try this I get a really
>strange error "1783: The stub received bad data".

Well, this sure looks like a bug in the RPC stub code ... I guess that
Jeremy or JF will have to sort this one out, as I am not familiar with that

>Is this a password sync issue?  That's what people have been telling me, but
>was under the impression that password snyc was the operation of updating
>the passwd file with changes in the smbpasswd file.

No, I don't think it is a sync issue.

Richard Sharpe, sharpe at
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