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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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