smbpasswd error: rejected the tconX on the IPC$ share

Mike Dame MDAME at
Wed Sep 6 19:19:23 GMT 2000

Resolution found on HP's ITRC

Use one of the following methods to resolve the error:

     A. Change the UID for user nobody from '-2' to a positive number.

        Note:  The disadvantage of changing the nobody account from its
               default is that it may corrupt NFS.  It is recommended
               that you use option B.


     B. Change the Samba 'guest account' option in /opt/samba/lib/smb.conf
        to an account with a positive ID, which must also reside in the
        passwd file.
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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

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