smbpasswd issues

Ian Cameron icameron at
Fri Apr 14 14:43:50 GMT 2000

I am running Samba 2.04b on an HPUX D370 Server and connecting with NT
workstations (sp5).

I have used mksmbpasswd to transfer the user accounts and set them
temporarily to null passwords=yes and used '...NO
PASSWORDXXXXXXXX.....'. Now when I go to set the user's password with
smbpasswd (through rlogin xterm window) I get the following:

machine rejected the session setup. Error was : code 131.
Failed to change password for *user*

(hosts allow =,,localhost)

Of course when I remove 'localhost' I get the following:

machine rejected the tconX on the IPC$ share. Error was :
ERRSRV - ERRbadpw (Bad password - name/password pair in a Tree Connect
or Session Setup are invalid.).
Failed to change password for *user*

Can someone please tell me if I have missed a step somewhere...

I can change the passwords as root and all the Shares work properly.

        workgroup = ******
        encrypt passwords = Yes
        null passwords = Yes
        os level = 34
        preferred master = Yes

Ian Cameron
Engineering Systems Administrator
Knoll, Inc

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