[Samba] Samba Password Problems (Alt-Characters)

Stuart Highlander fsb at ntwsdb.com
Wed Sep 8 20:41:17 GMT 2004

Good Afternoon All:

Here is the setup:
A RedHat 7.2 Samba 2.2.7 Server upgraded to Fedora Core 1 Samba 3.0.6-2.FC1.
The server is acting as the PDC.  No Windows servers are providing
Windows 2000 clients.
testparm -v | grep "unix charset" results in UTF-8.
locale charmap results in ISO-8859-1.
using smbpasswd.

Before upgrading the server, I was able to authenticate users to the domain
on the Win2k boxes with alt-characters (alt-0162=¢) in their passwords.
Since upgrading the server, users who had these type of characters in their
passwords with passwords that have not changed, are able to authenticate,
but changing a user's password  to a new password that contains these
characters results in not being able to authenticate.

Any ideas?


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