[Samba] Password change from win client doesn't work

Gary Dale garydale at torfree.net
Wed Aug 9 00:11:47 GMT 2006

office at office-sis.dyndns.org wrote:
> Hi.
> If a domain user wants to change his domain password from the windows
> client, the client pc gets inaccessible for long time. After this time a
> popup appears with a message like this:
> Your password could not be changed. The DOMAIN is not available.
> In the samba logs I get this message:
>  hg-k2 ( couldn't find service "USERNAME"
> According to the example smb.conf on samba.org I have this lines in my
> smb.conf:
> passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
> passwd chat = *New*Password* %n\n*Re-enter*new*password* %n\n
> *Password*changed*
> Thx
> Josef

Does the passwd chat match the password change dialogue on your server 
(* are any character(s))?  This is also case sensitive. If the dialogue 
doesn't match what is expected, you get the problem you described.

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