smbpasswd fails when changing user passwords

Marco.Schwarz at Marco.Schwarz at
Tue Apr 27 06:25:20 GMT 1999

Hello all,

I have yet another problem with my Samba 2.0.3 server:

When I try to change a users password either through SWAT or when logged in,
I get the following error message when trying to change the password:

machine rejected the session setup. Error was: ERRSRV - ERRbadpw
(Bad password - name/password pair in a Tree Connect or Session Setup are
Failed to change password for xyz.

I can change the passwords for everybody when I'm the root user, but my
users are not able to change their passwords due to this error message.

Anybody got any ideas ?



   # Samba config file created using SWAT
   # from (
   # Date: 1999/04/27 08:17:26

   # Global parameters
           workgroup = ARBEITSGRUPPE
           server string = Samba Server %v
           encrypt passwords = Yes
           null passwords = Yes
           log file = /usr/local/samba/var/log.%m
           max log size = 50
           socket options = TCP_NODELAY
           dns proxy = No
           remote announce =
           guest account = 
           hosts allow = localhost 153.95.

           comment = All Printers
           path = /usr/spool/samba
           print ok = Yes
           browseable = No

           comment = Public Stuff
           path = /usr/samba-shares/public
           read only = No
           create mask = 0775
           directory mask = 0775
           guest ok = Yes

           comment = Projektdaten
           path = /usr/samba-shares/projekte
           valid users = @samba_users
           read only = No
           create mask = 0775
           directory mask = 0775

           path = /
           valid users = @root

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