AW: [Samba] No error on change to password below configured length

Stumpfl Markus htl.traun.kustos at
Thu Mar 11 11:39:57 GMT 2004

I would set the 'Minimum Password Length' in the 'Local Policy Settings' of
the Clients to the same value as in linux. So if in Linux your users need >=
5 chars, set Minimum Password Length also to 5.


Stumpfl Markus

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> Gesendet: Donnerstag, 11. März 2004 11:43
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> Betreff: [Samba] No error on change to password below configured length
> Hello!
> Our users change their passwords using the original Win2K password
> change mechanisms (Ctrl+Alt+Del -> Change Password). If one of the users
> changes his password and the new one is shorter then 5 characters it is
> rejected. This appears in the logfile and that's OK so far but the users
> don't get notified. They think the password has changed and use the new
> one.
> Why is that? Could it be this is a config thing?
> We're using Samba 2.2.3a on Debian GNU/Linux.
> Regards,
> Florian Thiel
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