[Samba] problems with smbpasswd

David Frey dpfrey at shaw.ca
Fri Apr 11 04:10:09 GMT 2003

I am having problems with smbpasswd.  I am getting the following error:

# smbpasswd -a dfrey
New SMB password:
Retype new SMB password:
Failed to modify entry for user dfrey.
Failed to modify password entry for user dfrey

dfrey is a valid system user
dfrey:x:1002:1002:David Frey,,,:/home/dfrey:/bin/bash

I have searched google, but I haven't found an answer yet.  The
/etc/samba/smbpasswd file is empty.  I created the file myself with
touch.  Running the command with no file there makes no difference.

What can I try?

David Frey  -  UVic Computer Science Student
GnuPG key available at http://chubby.dyndns.org/david_frey.gpg      
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