changing password with smbpasswd

john.emerson at john.emerson at
Mon Apr 17 20:22:47 GMT 2000

I'm using user-level security.  Root can change passwords on the
server.  Normal users, however, either with swat or using smbpasswd
directly, get the following error:

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 smith

I do have the localhost entry as required in the hosts allow field, so
I'm at a loss.  Any advice would be appreciated.


Jay Emerson
Graduate Student, Statistics
Systems Administrator, Geology and Geophysics
Yale University
432-3155, john.emerson at

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