Help! Passwd debug - what is this?

Tony N tonynich at
Tue Jun 8 04:13:12 GMT 1999

When trying to get "unix password sync" to work, I recorded this bit of log 
file: (My user name is tnichols):

[1999/06/08 13:13:35, 10] passdb/passdb.c:iterate_getsmbpwnam(156)
  found by name: tnichols
[1999/06/08 13:13:35, 7] passdb/smbpass.c:endsmbfilepwent(81)
  endsmbfilepwent: closed password file.
[1999/06/08 13:13:35, 3] smbd/chgpasswd.c:chgpasswd(387)
  Password change for user: tnichols
[1999/06/08 13:13:35, 10] smbd/chgpasswd.c:findpty(78)
  findpty: Allocated slave pty /dev/pts000
[1999/06/08 13:13:35, 3] smbd/chgpasswd.c:chat_with_program(362)
  Dochild for user tnichols (uid=0,gid=0)
[1999/06/08 13:13:35, 10] smbd/chgpasswd.c:dochild(190)
  Invoking '/opt/K/SCO/Unix/5.0.4Eb/bin/passwd tnichols' as password change 
[1999/06/08 13:13:35, 100] smbd/chgpasswd.c:talktochild(264)
  talktochild: chatbuf=[*1):*] responsebuf=[Setting password for user: 

  Password request denied.
  Reason: your identity is not known.
[1999/06/08 13:13:35, 3] smbd/chgpasswd.c:talktochild(267)
  response 1 incorrect
[1999/06/08 13:13:35, 3] smbd/chgpasswd.c:chat_with_program(317)
  Child failed to change password: tnichols
[1999/06/08 13:13:35, 3] smbd/chgpasswd.c:chat_with_program(344)
  The status of the process exiting was 256

..."Your identity is not known?" It found me in the smbpasswd file, and I am 
definately in the unix /etc/passwd. Can anyone advise?

Many thanks.

Note: the chat script begins to look for *1):* and is supposed to respond 
with 1\n

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