smbpasswd error message

Ricardo Stella stella at
Thu Mar 2 22:09:40 GMT 2000

Sounds like you downloaded the wrong packaged version (the one for use
with NIS).

Get the source and compile from scratch, or the non-nis version from

Christoph Singer wrote:
> Hi,
> I have successfully installed Samba on a Solaris2.7 system and created the
> smbpasswd file using
> Now I want to set passwords for all users. But when I try to run
> "smbpasswd" or "smbpasswd username" as root the following error message
> occurs:
> --------------
> make_smb_from_nisp: NIS+ lookup failure: Error in accessing NIS+ cold
> start file... is NIS+ installed?
> Failed to find entry for user root.
> Failed to change password entry for root
> --------------
> Why does smbpasswd call "make_smb_from_nisp"? I'm not using NIS+ on this
> machine. All local Unix users passwords are stored in /etc/passwd.
> Any solutions?
> Thanks
> Christoph
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