[samba] smbpasswd doesn't work

Dennis Knies dknies at studenten.net
Fri Apr 25 14:02:42 GMT 2003

I found out the problem can be solved when changing "unix password sync" in 
/usr/local/etc/smb.conf from true to false.

At this moment the password sync doesn't work. I don't know why, it a real 
pain in the ass to get it working.
When setting "unix password sync" on false the smbpasswd does work, but 
then I won't get the password sync working.

Does anyone have a clue about this?

Have a nice weekend,


On Fri, 25 Apr 2003 11:42:20 +0200, Dennis Knies <dknies at studenten.net> 

> On my Samba-server (normal) users aren't abled to change their password.
> When they use smbpasswd they are asked to insert the old password, the 
> new pasword and to confirm the new password. After the confirmation of 
> the new password they receive an error:
> machine rejected the password change: Error was : RAP86: The 
> specified password is invalid.
> Failed to change password for dennis
> As root it is possible to change all users passwords.
> Does anyone have a solution?
> Dennis

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