Samba passwd problem

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by Scypher, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. Scypher

    Scypher New Member

    Hello, as for my first post, I'd like to say HI to everybody. ;)
    I find this page most usefull.

    I work as an IT technician in radio station ČRo Regina and I just had the idea to make a Samba domain controler for our network.

    I try folow the basic procedure from O'Reilly's book, but I encounter this problem.

    pc245rp:~# smbpasswd -a jirka
    New SMB password:
    Retype new SMB password:
    Failed to modify password entry for user jirka
    I've been googlin' a lot, but I'm just amateur in Linux universe and I don't know what should I be looking for exactly. :(

    My configuration:

    Debian 5.0.3
    Samba 3.2.5

    So far installed openssh server so I can control my server with Putty and Midnight Commander.

    SWAT is also activated and I find it the best way to configure stuff, but adding a user for smbpasswd in SWAT doesn't work either. :confused:

    Would you people give me some hints and tips how should I proceed next with configuring my Samba as a Domain Controler? :rolleyes:

    Thanks in advance!

    PS: I'm logged as root!
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Are you sure you didn't mistype the password when you entered it the second time?
  3. Scypher

    Scypher New Member

    Yes I am.. but thanks. ;)

    Anyway, problem solved. I learned that when I do "adduser" command with noshell, I creates a user wich I can use to log in to SWAT. :confused:

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