[Samba] smbpasswd problems with RedHat 9.0

Steve Strong sstrong at crwash.org
Fri Sep 3 03:26:17 GMT 2004

This is really hot.

I manage a lab of 25 dual boot computers in the school where I teach,
running fedora and (cough) win2k. Last year all went very well for the
Windows users in my lab, but this year every time the users attempt to
change their samba passwords using smbpasswd they get this error

---- console dialog for a user trying to change their samba password
will logged on to the server -----

[aford at stretch aford]$ smbpasswd
Old SMB password:
New SMB password:
Retype new SMB password:
machine rejected the session setup. Error was :
Failed to change password for aford
[aford at stretch aford]$

----- end of dialog ---------

Any help would be greatly appreciated, since the other teacher using the
lab is unable to teach... OUCH!

Steve Strong
Math and Computer Science
Washington High School
2205 Forest Dr. SE
Cedar Rapids, IA   5243
email:sstrong at crwash.org
web site: http://crwash.org
phone: 319-558-4685

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