Problem getting win95 machines to change password
imoore at picknowl.com.au
Sat Mar 31 13:19:15 GMT 2001
I'm running samba (version 1.94) on a FreeBSD 2.2.6 machine.
I've been playing around with changing passwords from windows clients.
The relevant parts of my smb.conf are :
# ENCRYPTION.txt, Win95.txt and WinNT.txt in the Samba documentation.
# Do not enable this option unless you have read those documents
; encrypt passwords = yes
#Enable windows clients to change passwords
#unix password sync = true #? this isn't in the man page!
passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
passwd chat = "*New password:*" %n\r "*Retype new password:*" %n\r
password level = 1
I can change password quite happily from a win311 client, but as soon as
I try on a win95 client, I get the message 'The password could not be
changed because the server does not support this function' or words to
Does anyone have any idea what is going on here? I can't think what
would be different about doing it from one version of windows to the
other. I have tried with & without the password level setting, but I get
the same result either way.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
btw, is there anywhere one can search the samba archives? It's a real
pain having to search one page at a time.
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