[CentOS] Problem with Samba on CentOS 5.3

Fri Nov 20 16:58:19 UTC 2009

Hi there --

Thanks for your reply. The output of the testparm command is shown below:

Load smb config files from /etc/samba/smb.conf
Processing section "[homes]"
Processing section "[printers]"
Processing section "[roinventory]"
Loaded services file OK.
        passdb backend = tdbsam 

The smbpasswd command is available for backwards compatibility. At the risk of
coming across
as a complete idiot, how does that tie in to this situation?

-----Original Message-----
From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of
Craig White
Sent: Friday, November 20, 2009 11:54 AM
To: CentOS mailing list
Subject: Re: [CentOS] Problem with Samba on CentOS 5.3

On Fri, 2009-11-20 at 11:45 -0500, Kaplan, Andrew H. wrote:
> Hi there --
> I am having an issue with the Samba package, release 3.033375, that
> came bundled with the 
> CentOS 5.3 distribution. It seems that even though I created the
> smbpasswd file, located at 
> the /etc/samba directory, I am unable to modify the password of the
> users listed in it.
> I can run the /usr/bin/smbpasswd -a <username> command as root, and
> even though there 
> are no errors, a subsequent check of the smbpasswd file indicates the
> username in question 
> is still listed with the series of X's and NO PASSWORD indicator. 
> I have confirmed through the find command the only instances of
> smbpasswd are those at the 
> /etc/samba and /usr/bin locations.  
> Has anyone seen this issue, and aside from installing samba from
> source, have a solution to 
> this problem? Thanks. 
are you sure that is the file being used?

what is output of the command...

testparm -s |grep passdb


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