[Samba] changing smbpasswd password rules

Jeff Kraeger jkraeger at trentontech.com
Tue Jun 1 15:02:51 GMT 2004

Where does smbpasswd get its password rules from? I need to change them!
I need to allow for passwords as short as 3 characters.
I've changed my unix rules to allow users using passwd to change their 
password correctly but samba will not.
I'm using encrypted passwords so min password length = 3 doesn't do 
anything, right?
I keep getting RAP86 errors and the log says password too short account 
policy min password len = 5
How do I change this to 3 - do I need to recompile? If so what file 
needs to change?

   Jeff Kraeger

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