[Samba] REPOST: all machine password changes fail

Mark gmane at tippingmar.com
Mon Mar 29 18:27:33 GMT 2004

More information: I managed to get an ethereal capture of the conversation
between a workstation and the samba PDC during an attempted machine password
change.  I tried posting it as an attachment, but I guess the list won't
accept that.  I would be happy to e-mail it to a developer or anyone else
who is willing to have a look and see if the explanation to the problem is
in there.  The file is only 44Kb, or 24 Kb when zipped.

Here is a repost of my original message:

None of the Win 2000 workstations on my Samba 3.02 network is able to change
its password.  Every machine's event log contains error messages every 30
days like this:

Changing machine account password for account P2450-2$ failed with the
following error:
The stub received bad data.

For the machines that are restarted every day, the error message only
appears once or twice evey 30 days.  For machines that are always on, the
error appears many times before the machine gives up and waits another 30
days.  Everything else works fine, so it isn't causing any great problems,
but I suppose it isn't the best security either, if the machine passwords
are forever stuck.

The Samba server is a PDC.  The password backend is smbpasswd.


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