[Samba] Making Samba change the Unix Password (/etc/shadow)

Parag Kalra paragkalra at gmail.com
Mon Feb 4 20:56:05 GMT 2008

Hello all,

I am trying to change the linux login password through the smbpasswd
command by placing following  parameters in smb.conf file:

unix password sync = Yes
passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
passwd chat = "*enter old password*" %o\\n "*Enter NEW password*"
%n\\n "*reenter New passwd*" %n\\n "*password changed*"

But its not changing the unix password.

Where I am going wrong?

Thanks and Regards,

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