FW: help!

Andrew McRobert mcrobert at central.murdoch.edu.au
Fri Jun 16 08:19:37 GMT 2000

hi, I've had this problem for a while and can't seem to get around it ...

When a normal user tries to change his/her passwd using smbpasswd or SWAT,
they get the following error:

"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 mcrobert"

the last line of the /var/log/smb file is:

"[2000/06/15 10:44:47, 1] smbd/reply.c:reply_sesssetup_and_X(988)
  Username  is invalid on this system"

... but the users are contained in the smbpasswd file & the /etc/passwd
file. What's happenin' here???!!? I'm using a bare bones smb.conf file:
shown below:

# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from [my machine]
# Date: 2000/06/16 16:21:12

# Global parameters
	workgroup =
	guest account =

	browseable = No

	path = /home/mcrobert
	writeable = Yes


Andrew McRobert LLB B.Sc(Comp. Sci)
IT Officer, School of Law
Perth, Western Australia
Ph: [+61 8 9360 6479]
Fax: [+61 8 9310 6671]
e-mail: mcrobert at central.murdoch.edu.au
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