[Samba] Cannot change samba password: "Error was : RAP86: The specified password is invalid."

Alexander Skwar listen at alexander.skwar.name
Mon Sep 5 18:17:34 GMT 2005


For some reason unknown to me, I'm completely unable to change
my Samba password using smbpasswd. I always get:

[19:57:36 alexander at server:~] $ smbpasswd
Old SMB password:
New SMB password:
Retype new SMB password:
machine rejected the password change: Error was : RAP86: The specified password is invalid.
Failed to change password for alexander

Despite the error message, I'm sure that the specifid
password *is* valid - I copy'n'pasted it and thus cannot
have a typo.

Why is the system nonetheless telling me, that the password
is wrong?

Thanks a lot,


[20:11:49 alexander at server:~] $ testparm -V
Version 3.0.20
[20:11:51 alexander at server:~] $ uname -a
Linux server 2.6.12-ck6.014.reiser4.nfsv4.inotify.no-posix.bsd #1 Mon Aug 22 21:08:17 CEST 2005 i686 AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2000+ AuthenticAMD GNU/Linux

[20:05:03 alexander at server:/etc/samba] $ testparm
Load smb config files from /etc/samba/smb.conf
Processing section "[homes]"
Processing section "[printers]"
Processing section "[pdf-drucker]"
Processing section "[Server]"
Loaded services file OK.
Press enter to see a dump of your service definitions

        workgroup = EUROPE
        server string = Samba Server %v auf %h
        interfaces = eth1, lo
        bind interfaces only = Yes
        security = SHARE
        map to guest = Bad User
        username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
        unix password sync = Yes
        log level = 1 passdb:3 auth:3 winbind:2
        log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
        max log size = 1024
        socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_SNDBUF=8192 SO_RCVBUF=8192 IPTOS_LOWDELAY
        printcap name = /etc/samba/printcap
        ldap ssl = no
        printing = bsd
        print command = lpr -r -P'%p' %s
        lpq command = lpq -P'%p'
        lprm command = lprm -P'%p' %j

        comment = Private Verzeichnisse
        read only = No
        browseable = No

        comment = Alle Drucker
        path = /var/spool/samba
        create mask = 0700
        guest ok = Yes
        printable = Yes
        browseable = No

        comment = PDF Drucker
        path = /var/tmp
        create mask = 0700
        printable = Yes
        print command = /etc/samba/print-pdf %s ~%u/PDF-Prints //%L/%u/PDF-Prints %m %I "%J" &

        comment = Verzeichnisse auf dem Server
        path = /Shares
        read only = No
        volume = Shares für Windows
        fstype = Samba
        fake directory create times = Yes


testparm -vs output available at http://stuff.alexander.skwar.name/samba/testparm_-vs.txt
Log at http://stuff.alexander.skwar.name/samba/log/log.
smbpasswd -D 10 output at http://stuff.alexander.skwar.name/samba/smbpasswd_-D_10_output.txt

Alexander Skwar

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