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

Goff, Jim Jim.Goff at
Thu Sep 4 16:09:43 GMT 2003

Thank you for the quick response.  I ended up "or so I think" fixing the
problem in this case anyway.  In the smb.conf guest account = guest, however
no guest account existed in Unix /etc/passwd file.  I can either create a
guest account on the Unix system in /etc/passwd OR just not set "guest
account = " in the smb.conf.  I think not having a guest account in Unix is
more secure, so I opted for that choice.  Though I am not yet sure of the
consequences of not have a guest account set in smb.conf and am reading up
on "security = " settings as well (whether to set to share level or user

Jim Goff, SCSE
Pegasus Solutions, INC.
UNIX Systems Administration
602-316-1368 (cell)

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-----Original Message-----
From: David Collier-Brown -- Customer Engineering
[mailto:David.Collier-Brown at Sun.COM]
Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2003 9:04 AM
To: Goff, Jim
Cc: 'samba-technical at'
Subject: Re: ERRSRV - ERRbadpw (Can someone please help me resolve this

   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
Sun Microsystems,          | some people and astonish the rest.
Toronto, Ontario,          |                  -- Mark Twain
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