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[ale] smbpasswd error
Not using LDAP for anything (yet). I have had numerous issues with
RedHat 3 and am not very happy so far. I am next going to load up the
samba sources and compile my own as I have had best success with that in
On Fri, 2004-01-02 at 11:17, Mark Ebaugh wrote:
> Not having all of the relevant information, but having seen a similar
> event once, I will take a stab at this.
> Is the user information in LDAP ?
> I have seen smbpasswd not linked properly to LDAP directory of users
> that attempted to look in the passwd file for verification of the user's
> existance before attempting a change of their smbpasswd. Root could
> change smbpasswds no problem, but the users not existing in passwd
> caused serious issues.
> James P. Kinney III wrote:
> > 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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