[Samba] FreeBSD: Changing UNIX passwords from Windows

Ken Gunderson kgunders at teamcool.net
Mon Feb 11 03:19:45 GMT 2008

On Mon, 11 Feb 2008 02:06:51 +0100
"Jon Theil Nielsen" <jontheil at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello
> We have a FreeBSD server (7.0 BETA3) running as PDC (Samba 3.0.28) passwords
> stored in tdbsam. Theres are no problems for users and machines to log on to
> the network as long as they use the passwords I have made by smbpasswd -a
> username. But I cannot make a working configuration which allows users to
> change their own passwords on the server. They are told something like "You
> do not have permission to change your password". I guess the problem is the
> communication between Samba and the server, the passwd chat, but I'm not
> sure. I have the following lines in smb.conf
> passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
> unix password sync = Yes
> passwd chat = *New*password* %n\n *Retype*new*passwordn* %n\n

Might want to try: 

passwd chat = *Old*Password* %n\n *New*Password* %n\n
*Retype*New*Password* %n\n


Best regards,

Ken Gunderson

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