I am a new convert from windows, and after many hours managed to make myself a home server to deal with login (NIS & SAMBA) file share, email etc. It controls both windows and linux users and user areas. I am using Fedora Core 1 on an Athlon 1800XP box.
Due to terminal stupidity on my part I needed to do a re-install. I have reused the previous configuration files including my smb.conf which worked fine before.
This time when I enter the samba users passwords it is replacing them with an 8 letter password of its own ! I cannot work out what this password is. Changing them using either the GUI tool or the smbpasswd -a command does not change this.
Any ideas what is going on here?