smbpasswd error: rejected the tconX on the IPC$ share

Mike Dame MDAME at
Tue Sep 5 14:24:03 GMT 2000

Does anyone have any ideas what would cause the
following error when user tries to change their
smb password?  The same error occurs when you use
SWAT also. But root does not have a problem changing
the passwords.

Has anyone seen this before, and what was the correction?

Mike Dame   mailto:mdame at

$ smbpasswd
Old SMB password:
New SMB password:
Retype new SMB password:
machine rejected the tconX on the IPC$ share. Error was : code 0.
Failed to change password for XXXXXX

====================== global section of smb.conf ========================
        workgroup = xxxxxxxxxx
        netbios name = xxxxxxxxxx
        server string = Samba Server
        encrypt passwords = Yes
        syslog = 0
        log file = /var/opt/samba/log.%m
        max log size = 1000
        local master = No
        dns proxy = No
        read only = No
        short preserve case = No
        dos filetime resolution = Yes

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