[Samba] smbpasswd for normal user

Hok Chun So sohc at netvigator.com
Sat May 11 07:57:01 GMT 2002

Dear all,

I have set up file sharing for users' directories on a RH7.2 linux 
server.  I am running Samba 2.2.1a

I configured all Linux users who have the right to use Samba to belong 
to "smbuser" group.

However, user can't change their password using smbpasswd command.  Only 
root user can change the password for user.

When user tries to change password using smbpasswd, the following error 
is shown:
machine rejected the tconX on the IPC$ share. Error was : 
ERRSRV - ERRbadpw.

Did you encounter similar problem before? Can u help me to fix the 

My smb.conf is attached below.

Thanks for your help

# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from localhost.localdomain (
# Date: 2002/04/30 12:52:36

# Global parameters
	workgroup = ZHK08WKG
	netbios name = DBLINUX
	server string = dragonball file server
	encrypt passwords = Yes
	log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
	max log size = 0
	socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
	dns proxy = No
	valid users = +smbuser
	printing = lprng

	comment = Home Directories
	path = %H
	read only = No
	create mask = 0664
	directory mask = 0775
	browseable = No

	comment = All Printers
	path = /var/spool/samba
	printable = Yes
	browseable = No

	comment = public share
	path = /smbshare
	read only = No
	guest ok = Yes
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