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Old 04-20-2004, 07:05 AM   #1
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samba issue


Okay so I had a SAMBA user / password set up and it was working fine. I had a drive mapped on my windoze machine to a share that I set up on the SUSE box. The SUSE box was rebooted (we were expecting a power outage that never occured) and suddenly I can't connect.

I tried to reset my samba password, but I get the following message:

iccweb1:~ # smbpasswd -a jfranks
unrecognized character set
unrecognized character set
New SMB password:
Retype new SMB password:
Bind failed: Can't contact LDAP server
Bind failed: Can't contact LDAP server
Failed to add entry for user jfranks.
Failed to modify password entry for user jfranks
iccweb1:~ #

I'm connecting to the box via SSH using PuTTy, and logging in as root. I'm not sure what the unrecognized character set message is about either, but it was doing that when it was working too...... any thoughts?

Old 04-20-2004, 04:23 PM   #2
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I'd guess that you're storing your usernames/passwords in a LDAP database and that the LDAP service didn't start up when you rebooted the box - the 'bind failed' message means that the smbpasswd program wasn't able to log on to the LDAP service to perform the necessary update.

I'm not sure about the character set message - try looking for references to UTF-8 or Unicode in the Samba and system docs, it may be that they're not enabled somewhere in Samba or SUSE itself.
Old 04-20-2004, 05:48 PM   #3
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Thanks, I kind of suspected this. I'll see if I can figure out how to restart the service tomorrow. I imagine it's something like /etc/init.d/ldap start .

Thanks for the tip on the character set message too....



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