Pasword Lockout

Devine Dave Dave.Devine at
Fri Nov 3 09:51:04 GMT 2000


Many thanks for your reply. We did not have the password level set in
smb.conf. However I wanted to understand why the problem occurs randomly. I
have seen some other notes about the process of sending incorrect paswords
to check for a broken NT password server but I am not certain yet which case
applies to our particular flavour of this problem. We seem to get some users
experiencing lockouts for a couple of days then they are fine for a week or
two then the problem occurs again. I think it might be time related? 

Anyway if you have any further thoughts on this they would be very much
appreciated - thanks again for your time.



-----Original Message-----
From: Osama Abu-Aish [mailto:osabmt00 at]
Sent: Thursday, November 02, 2000 20:21
To: Devine Dave
Cc: samba-technical at
Subject: Re: Pasword Lockout

Am 2 Nov 2000, um 17:04 Uhr schrieb Devine Dave zum Thema Pasword Lockout:
Dazu meine Meinung:

Hi Dave,

in our case the problem was caused by samba trying different forms
of the password (like "password", "PASSWORD", "Password", etc.)
Since the first attempts failed and our NT PDC is configured to lock
any account after three logon failures, accounts were locked

Our solution was to adjust the "password level" parameter in smb.conf
Since I'm not working there anymore I can't tell You the exact setting
anymore - sorry. Perhaps this helps nevertheless.

Greetings from Germany,

Fachhochschule für Technik Esslingen
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