[Samba] smbpasswd stops working post-upgrade

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Thu Jun 2 12:42:11 UTC 2016

On 01/06/16 14:29, J Martin Rushton wrote:
> Background
> I have a network of machines behind an air-gap, therefore upgrades are 
> a tedious business normally performed four times per year. The systems 
> run various versions of CentOS and I use the Samba that is distributed 
> with CentOS.  Last weekend I updated the 5.7 machines with updates to 
> 18 April 2016, not the current 5.8. Those of my users who run Windows 
> boxes (Windows 7 Enterprise) map Samba shares on my machines to a 
> drive letter on their PCs. In order to do this they need to keep their 
> Samba passwords updated. Samba passwords are held in 
> /etc/samba/passdb.tdb.

Try upgrading your OS, 5.7 is very old, 5.11 is the current version and 
this goes EOL in March next year and if you look here: 

You will find this:

** Please note Red Hat's policy on Production Phase 3 for EL5 in the 
above support policy. Only those security updates deemed crucial are now 
being released upstream for EL5 (so also for CentOS Linux 5) Please read 
this Mailing List 
post for more details. The CentOS team recommends that you start moving 
workloads from CentOS-5 to CentOS Linux 6 or CentOS Linux 7.

If you upgrade your OS, your problem may be fixed, but if it isn't, you 
stand more chance of getting it fixed.


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