[Samba] Re: User names longer than 8 characters

Octavio Alvarez alvarezp at alvarezp.ods.org
Mon Apr 4 19:36:21 GMT 2005

Somehow, I solved it, but I'm not completely sure how. <sigh>

It MIGHT had to do that I had confused smbpasswd -x with smbpasswd -d  
(delete vs. disabled), that I was trying to delete the user with smbpasswd  
-d instead that using -x.

Everything got fixed up while trying to compare two logs, one for the user  
that was working and one for the user that wasn't working, so I tried to  
reset everything: removed both users from /etc/passwd and from the samba  
user database with smbpasswd -x and added them again.

I also brought the service up and down several times just to ensure  
changes were being applied.

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