[Samba] Password change messages

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Thu Jan 22 06:21:45 GMT 2004

On Wed, 2004-01-21 at 20:57, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-01-21 at 19:57, Marcin Snakowski wrote:
> > Hi
> > 
> > On my Samba 3.0.1 w/ldapsam if clients (W9x) attempts to change
> > their passwords, and it fails (because of too short password, for example)
> > they receive message about wrong old password, not real cause of fail. It
> > is bug or some misconfiguration?
> Correct - only NT clients actually get back a sensible error code.  We
> could fix this, but as I lost my last win9x client long ago, and I would
> need to figure out the correct error mapping, I never fixed it.
> We would need a correct mapping of NTSTATUS -> RAP error codes.  The
> rest is trivial.
speaking of this...

I am about to start playing with passwords and changing passwords by
Windows clients. Presently in my smb.conf I have

        passwd program = /usr/local/sbin/smbldap-passwd.pl %u
#       passwd chat = *New*password* %n\n *Retype*new*password* %n\n

I commented out the passwd chat since I read that it can be a problem
but I am gathering the problem is with Win95/98/ME and not NT/2K/XP


1 - is there a better way? (I am using ldapsam backend)

2 - is there a how-to on ldap/samba/pam password check/rulesets and



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