Win 98 password changes - Help!

Ricardo Stella stella at
Wed Mar 22 14:27:34 GMT 2000

By any chance the passwords have SPACES in them ???

If so, a space in the password would make it to turncate at that time. 
This is because of the way the sync routine works.

I asked about this a few times, but it seems it fell on deaf ears...

My .02...

Andrew R Reid wrote:
> I know that this may sound strange, but I sit here reading all the messages from people who have problems with getting passwords changed using the windows client tools.
> I use Red Hat 6.1 with SAMBA 2.0.6 and this is all that I did to get it going
> passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
> passwd chat = *password* %n\n *password* %n\n *updated*
> unix password sync = yes
> I had problems when I tried to do wild cards for the full output of the passwd command, so I cut the script down to the above, and it works fine.
> Let me know if I'm doing something wrong.
> Andrew
> -----Original Message-----
> From:   Flemming Sørensen [SMTP:flemming at]
> Sent:   Tuesday, March 21, 2000 1:04 AM
> To:     Multiple recipients of list SAMBA
> Subject:        Re: Win 98 password changes - Help!
> > Works beautifully except for changing password - when changing passwords
> > through Control Panel | Passwords, Win98 says 'Unable to change password
> for
> > Microsoft Networking because of the following error: Incorrect password'.
> > As it happens, the supplied password is correct. smbd log as follows :
> I seem to have the same problem.
> Flemming
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