[Samba] Problems with samba password file

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Wed Mar 26 09:11:48 GMT 2003

On Wed, 26 Mar 2003, Enzo Cardillo wrote:

> Hello
> For some weeks I get  the following error message
> when I want to add new users and machines.
> Also the log-files are full with the same message:
>  passdb/smbpass.c:getsmbfilepwent(225)
>  getsmbfilepwent: malformed password entry (no terminating  : )
> I do not know why this problem arose suddenly, without changing
> somewhat in the configuration of samba and without changing something
> in the samba password file?!
> I am not an expert concerning Samba and I was not able to solve the
> problem untill now.So, I want to ask whether somebody can help me in this
> bad situation and give me some hints and advice what I can do?
> Thank you very much in advance,

Please send me a few lines from your smbpasswd file. I want to see if your
file format is correct. Please email off-line to jht at samba.org.

- John T.
John H Terpstra
Email: jht at samba.org

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