AW: [Samba] Password change problem, Samba 3.0.4

Sean Page Sean.Page at
Thu Jun 17 14:37:33 GMT 2004


Yes I've seen this solution in the archives. Unfortunately, I need this
feature turned on, samba isn't the only service running on this server
requiring a login.

Any other possibilities that don't involve turning off unix password sync?
At this point I'm REALLY open to suggestions :)


-----Original Message-----
From: McKeever Chris [mailto:tech-mail at] 
Sent: June 17, 2004 6:42 AM
To: 'Samba at'; Goetz
Subject: Re: AW: [Samba] Password change problem, Samba 3.0.4

On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 12:02 , Kopmann, Goetz <Goetz.Kopmann at> sent:

>Hi Sean,
>> smbpasswd
>> Old SMB password:
>> New SMB password:
>> Retype new SMB password:
>> machine rejected the password change: Error was : RAP86: The
>> specified password is invalid.
>> Failed to change password for testuser
>We have exactly the same problem with Samba v2.2.8a. We found out that the
>password change process works if you set "unix password sync = no". But
>that's not a good solution fo us. Users should be able to log in to Linux
>with the same password. 

no one seems to like our solution, but we turned off _all_ windows->linux
linux->windows password changes from the windows/linux session 
and just made a web page that sets both - it takes a lot of crap out of the
equation and also lets us sync our email and web passwords at the 
same time - just a thought

>I hope there is another solution.
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