Michael Huttinger huttinger at
Thu Oct 9 16:44:49 GMT 1997


I was wondering if anyone out there has been able to get the command:

	NET PASSWORD \\sambaserver

to work from within Windows95 talking to a Samba server?

We're running Samba 1.9.17p2 and Linux (RedHat 4.1 2.0.27 kernel).  The 
Samba server is handling domain logons and roaming user profiles.  We need 
a nice easy way for idiot users to change their passwords when needed ... 
we're trying to avoid having them login to the Linux server if at all 

>From reading the docs for Samba, it states that this "may or may not work, 
depending on your installation".  We have compiled in the option to allow 
this, but never seem to be able to get the silly thing to work, always 
returning a network error.  Otherwise, all else is fine and dandy.

As a side note, just a few days ago I got a call from our users that no-one 
was able to log in to their workstations, that their login was not 
validated.  Rebooting the samba server fixed the problem, but I am unaware 
as to what exactly happened.  It sounds similar to what others have 
experienced with "hung" logins from Win95.

Thanks for the great support (and info) this group has.  Always makes for 
interesting reading between code compiles...

      --Mike Huttinger
Michael Huttinger                 huttinger at
Engineer                          Phone:(219) 464-7212
IPACT, Inc.                       FAX:  (219) 462-5387
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Valparaiso, IN  46383

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