smbpasswd on solaris 2.6

Ricardo Stella stella at
Wed Mar 8 21:55:03 GMT 2000

Didn't you ask for this before ???

Anyway, don't get the solaris package, but the source and compile

The package you got for solaris is for NIS, which you don't have.  Note
that sunfreeware might have a non-nis version...

My .02...

Dave Hunter wrote:
> Hi,
> I am running samba on linux and solaris 2.6. I have no problem making
> encrypted passwords work on linux meaning I have Windows 98 and NT users
> able to map a drive to their home directories on the samba server.
> I am having problems doing the same thing on solaris 2.6. I have run the
> and the smbpasswd file got created. I have added the
> following lines to my smb.conf file:
>     encrypt passwords = yes
>     smb passwd file = /opt/samba/private/smbpasswd
> I did everything the same as I did on Linux - slackware 7.0
> The error I am getting is when I try as the root to change a user's
> smbpasswd, I get the following message:
>     make_smb_from_nisp: NIS+ lookup failure: Error in accessing NIS+
> cold start
>     file  ... is NIS+ installed?
> When I try as the user to change my smbpasswd I get:
>     machine rejected the password change: Error was : The
> specified
>     password is invalid.
> When prompted for the old smbpasswd I just hit enter because there is
> nosmb  passwd yet.
> Do you have any suggestions for this situation....
> Thanks
> <><><><><><><><><><><>
> Dave Hunter
> mailto:dhunter at
> <><><><><><><><><><><>
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