Users Cannot Use smbpasswd to Change Samba Passwords

Michal Jezierski heja at
Wed Jul 21 08:39:55 GMT 1999

Williston, Wade wrote:
> Running Samba 2.0.3 on a Digital Unix 4.0D system.  All functions of the
> new Samba version appear to run properly (previously ran 1.9.15) with
> exception of users being able to change their own Samba password
> (root is only able to change password on behalf of users).
> system> whoami
> mickey
> system> ./smbpasswd
> Old SMB password:
> New SMB password:
> Retype new SMB password:
> machine rejected the session setup. Error was : ERRSRV - ERRbadpw
> (Bad password - name/password pair in a Tree Connect or Session Setup are
> invalid.).  Failed to change password for mickey

This means that smbpasswd is using loopback interface to connect to smbd
in order to create password hashes. Make sure you have included in your interfaces parameter in smb.conf.

Hope this helps


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