[Samba] OS X Setup Woes

Dan Shafer dan at danshafer.com
Mon Aug 19 16:37:00 GMT 2002

I have installed Samba from the OS X binaries at xamba on 
SourceForge. I've checked the settings against those in the OS X 
Unleashed chapter on Samba, and they appear right.

I've set up for user-level security. But I cannot for the life of me 
add a new user to the Samba world. Every time I try, I get a Console 
Crash log that looks like this:

>Command:    swat
>PID:        680
>Exception:  EXC_BAD_ACCESS (0x0001)
>Codes:      KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE (0x0002) at 0x000000df
>Thread 0 Crashed:
>  #0   0x0007c3c0 in dos_struni2
>  #1   0x000182a4 in E_md4hash
>  #2   0x0001832c in nt_lm_owf_gen
>  #3   0x00031ef0 in pdb_set_plaintext_passwd
>  #4   0x000311b0 in local_password_change
>  #5   0x0000596c in change_password
>  #6   0x00005c40 in chg_passwd
>  #7   0x00005ea8 in passwd_page
>  #8   0x00006704 in main
>  #9   0x00002124 in _start
>  #10  0x00001f54 in start

The browser returns a "document contained no data." Trying to work 
with the user I tried to add generates an error in Samba in the 
browser that it can't find an entry for the user. The user I'm trying 
to add definitely exists as an account in OS X with the password I'm 

Dan Shafer
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