ERRSRV - ERRbadpw (Can someone please help me resolve this error)

David Collier-Brown -- Customer Engineering David.Collier-Brown at Sun.COM
Thu Sep 4 16:03:47 GMT 2003

   If you are running a very very new version from CVS, this
might just require you getting a later one, as some of that
code changed in the last few days.

   If you're running a standard version from the ftp sites
(for example, 2.2.8a), we need to do a bit of diagnosis.

0) Turn passwd chat debug on in smb.conf

1)  Find the samba process of a known user with smbstatus:
  $ smbstatus

  Samba version 2.2.3-pre
  Service      uid      gid      pid     machine
  davecb       davecb   staff    10536   elsbeth  (

2) run truss -f -d -p <pid from smbstatus> | tee samba-passwd-log

3) try to change the password.

Look for errors in the logs, especially anything that looks
like a permission problem, and fee free to email me logs
if you don't see anything that helps.

David Collier-Brown,       | Always do right. This will gratify
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