Win2k password sync

Sean Elble S_Elble at
Tue Sep 18 09:56:03 GMT 2001

(Sorry about sending the message . . . my laptop has a touchy enter key :-))


Have you checked your passwd chat parameter? This parameter has to be set on a case by case basis, as Samba uses the Unix passwd program to change a user's password; Samba doesn't have any internal Unix method to change the password. Here's an example of what I use on my Red Hat 6.1 system:

passwd chat = *New*UNIX*password* %n\n *Retype*new*UNIX*password* %n\n *success*

YMMV, depending upon which version of Unix you are using. Have a good one!

Sean P. Elble
Editor, Writer, Co-Webmaster
elbles at
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Vincent Tapfuma Tendere 
  To: samba at 
  Sent: Monday, September 17, 2001 1:37 PM
  Subject: Win2k password sync


  I am having a problem with the password sync for Samba2.2.1a .Although I seem to have activated all the relevent options in the smb.conf file, Win2K client gives an error stating that the old password is not correct.

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