[Samba] Password changes to /etc/passwd, but not smbpasswd

James Herschel jherschel at leasecor.net
Tue Apr 27 16:16:09 GMT 2004

I've Googled and done some mailing list searches, but can't figure out
the following .
When a user on a Windows 2000 machine attempts to change their password,
the change gets applied to /etc/passwd, but not to smbpasswd.  
The error I receive from Windows is: "The system cannot change your
password right now because the domain .. Is not available". (The domain
is available as far as I can tell).
My Samba logs show the following: [2004/04/27 10:44:57, 0]
smbd/chgpasswd.c:check_oem_password(832) check_oem_password: incorrect
password length (1985167808).
Thanks in advance for any help you can give . I've just re-inherited a
client from a year ago where the HD's completely crashed and the jackass
who was here didn't do any backups.  When I left a year ago it worked .
now, I'm not sure what the deal is.
Here's my smb.conf .
        workgroup = PJGLEASE.COM
        netbios name = SERVE-ON
        server string = Workgroup Server
        passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
        passwd chat = *new*UNIX*password* %n\n
*Retype*new*UNIX*password* %n\n *passwd:*password*updated*successfully*
        passwd chat debug = Yes
        passwd chat timeout = 5
        unix password sync = Yes
        log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
        max log size = 50
        name resolve order = wins lmhosts hosts bcast
        printcap name = cups
        add user script = /usr/sbin/useradd -d /dev/null -g machines -c
'Machine Account' -s /bin/false -M %u
        logon script = logon.bat
        logon drive = Z:
        logon home = \\serve-on\%u
        domain logons = Yes
        os level = 65
        preferred master = Yes
        domain master = Yes
        wins support = Yes
        ldap ssl = no
        printing = cups
        comment = Home Directories
        path = %H
        read only = No
        browseable = No
        comment = Network Logon Service
        path = /var/lib/samba/netlogon
        guest ok = Yes
        browseable = No
        share modes = No
        comment = All Printers
        path = /var/spool/samba
        create mask = 0600
        guest ok = Yes
        printable = Yes
        use client driver = Yes
        default devmode = Yes
        browseable = No
        comment = Public Stuff
        path = /home/office
        write list = @office
        force group = +office
        read only = No
        create mask = 0660
        directory mask = 0770
        guest ok = Yes
        comment = MS Mail PostOffice
        path = /home/postoffice
        write list = @office
        read only = No
        guest ok = Yes
        comment = CANON ImageClass 4000
        path = /var/spool/samba
        read only = No
        create mask = 0600
        guest ok = Yes
        printable = Yes
        printer name = ImageClass
        use client driver = Yes
        default devmode = Yes
        oplocks = No
        share modes = No

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