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[ale] smbpasswd error

On Fri, 2004-01-02 at 08:54, Geoffrey wrote:

> I don't believe this is correct.  I believe smbpasswd will permit a user 
> to change there own password.  From the man page:
>   By default (when run with no arguments) it will attempt to
>         change the  current  user's  SMB  password  on  the  local
>         machine.  This is similar to the way the passwd(1) program
>         works.  smbpasswd differs  from  how  the  passwd  program
>         works however in that it is not setuid root but works in a
>         client-server mode and communicates with a locally running
>         smbd(8). As a consequence in order for this to succeed the
>         smbd daemon must be running on the  local  machine.  On  a
>         UNIX  machine  the  encrypted  SMB  passwords  are usually
>         stored in the smbpasswd(5) file.
> So, I would check to make sure the smbd daemon is running.

smbd _is_ running. But smbpasswd gives "invalid password" error for
non-root users. I have not used this from the cl before. I have used it
with the 3-finger salute password change with a Winders box on the samba
domain controller. That worked just fine. At the moment, I can't bring
the new domain online for a variety of timing reasons.
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