[samba] smbpasswd doesn't work

Dennis Knies dknies at studenten.net
Mon Apr 28 09:45:19 GMT 2003

When I add

	coding system = utf8
	client code page = 932

to my smb.conf, it's possible to change a smbpassword by using smbpasswd.

When I try to change the password by Win2k, I receive an error which tells 
me the old password isn't valid.

What is going wrong???

On Fri, 25 Apr 2003 16:02:42 +0200, Dennis Knies <dknies at studenten.net> 

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