[Samba] problems with smbpasswd

Greg Miller gmiller at eccbm.com
Fri Apr 11 04:35:07 GMT 2003

Sounds like samba is looking at a different file.  Do a search for
smbpasswd and see what you come up with.  Cheers.

-----Original Message-----
From: samba-bounces+gmiller=eccbm.com at lists.samba.org
[mailto:samba-bounces+gmiller=eccbm.com at lists.samba.org] On Behalf Of
David Frey
Sent: Friday, April 11, 2003 12:10 AM
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: [Samba] problems with smbpasswd

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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