[Samba] problem changing the password as non-root user

jamal jamalz at bmj.co.id
Fri May 7 03:43:58 GMT 2004

If you want change client password from Windows 2000, you must
add line in smb.conf :

 unix password sync = yes
 pam password change = yes
 passwd program = /etc/passwd %u
 passwd chat = New*UNIX*Password* %n\n *ReType*New*UNIX*Password* %n\n \

 passwd chat debug = yes


----- Original Message -----
From: "Sergio Belkin" <sekinmor at yahoo.com.ar>
To: <samba at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Friday, 07 May 2004 10:33 AM
Subject: [Samba] problem changing the password as non-root user

I set the following in smb.conf:
 encrypt passwords = true
 unix password sync = true

As says smb.conf
# This boolean parameter controls whether Samba attempts to sync the Unix
# password with the SMB password when the encrypted SMB password in the
# passdb is changed.

1) Always I  had understood if I change the smb passwd, the unix passwoed
in /etc/passwd did too. However this does not happen. ¿Am I understanding
right that comment? If that is the case, so, I don't understand the
of 'password sync'ç

2) Also, when I try to change the smb password as non-root user, I can't do
it, and the following message appear:
"machine rejected the password change: Error was : RAP86: The
 password is invalid.
Failed to change password for sergio"
Why? I searched in google, but I don't understand exactly if that is a
of SAmba 3.x
(As root, I can change the password)

3. Finally a question more: How would I do from WIndows if an user change
password and automagically change in Linux too? Must I compose a script for
his connect with samba server?

SErgio BELKin
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