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Tue Dec 2 02:23:37 GMT 2003

are running alpha2 of samba 2.2.  From my experience with coding, this
application is more like a beta that an alpha.

Normally, I wouldn't mess with alpha code, but in the case of Samba, it was
recommended by many in the community to download the CVS version.  I'm
running it as a PDC and other than a few little non-critical issues, it runs
better than my $2500 copy of Win2k server.  I was rebooting my server on a
regular basis with Win2k server.  I've haven't rebooted in nearly two weeks
with Samba running on a the same hardware under Linux.

Seems like Win2k is more of an alpha version of code than Samba.


----- Original Message -----
From: "GL Fournerat" <gary at>
To: "Greg J. Zartman, P.E." <greg at>
Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2001 1:27 AM
Subject: Re: Changing your samba password from windows

> Hello Greg:
> If I had to guess, I'd say you needed to repost because of what you state
> the 1st line "I'm running samba 2.2 alpha2".
> Because you're using an 'alpha' version, which most people are going to
> like the plague, there is not a large audience to reply to your question.
> Alpha versions are released _before_ beta.. hence, they're as unstable a
> release as you can find/download/install.
> You might want to check the man pages for rpm -e <rpm_fllename>.
> Good luck,
> Gary Fournerat
> "Greg J. Zartman, P.E." wrote:
> > I apologize for reposting this question, but it's driving me nuts.
> >
> > I'm running samba 2.2 alpha2 as a PDC for Win 2k and win 98 clients.  I
> > join machines to the domain and log in with different user accounts with
> > problem.  What I can't seem to get working is users to change their
> > passwords from the client machines.  In Win 2k, and Win NT, this is done
> > pressing CTRL-ALT-DEL and then selecting change password.  When I try to
> > this on a Win2k client, I get the error message "on Win2k, I get this
> > on the client "1783: The stub received bad data.".  My samba log for
> > action says "rpc_server/srv_samr_nt.c:_samr_get_dom_pwinfo(2435)
> > _samr_get_dom_pwinfo: Not yet implemented."
> >
> > The Samba FAQ seem to indicate that this functionality is possible, but
> > log seems to indicate that it is not.  Does anyone have any suggestions?
> >
> > Thank you.
> >
> > Greg J. Zartman, P.E.

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