smbpasswd failure

Paul Hewitt paul at
Wed Mar 1 20:59:08 GMT 2000

> Date:   Wed, 01 Mar 2000 13:01:12 -0500
> From:   Wandered Inn
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> To:     samba at
> Subject: smbpasswd failure
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> I've attempted to change my smb password on a
remote NT PDS, but it
> always fails with
> resolve_name: Attempting lmhosts lookup for name
> getlmhostsent: lmhost entry: localhost

> resolve_name: Attempting host lookup for name
> Connecting to nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn at port 139
> error connecting to nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn:139
(Connection refused)
> unable to connect to SMB server on machine
SERVER. Error was : code 0.
> Failed to change password for ID
> Can anyone shed some light on this issue?
> --
> Until later: Geoffrey
esoteric at

No light here, but...this is the same error I
reported a while back (and another person
reported, too, in this same list) only the
smbpasswd command fails here for an ordinary user
even when issued on the Smaba box itself (a Sun
E3K).  The only reply I got was from Jeremy, who
said this issue doesn't arise on their setup (SGI,
I recall).

What is your server?  Where are you running

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