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Old 11-20-2009, 11:49 AM   #1
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Problem with Samba on CentOS 5.3

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.
Old 11-20-2009, 12:25 PM   #2
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1st. You have to understand that Centos only supports the most current dot version of any release (support for 5.3 was dropped when 5.4 came out).

2nd. You are behind on your samba release. Current is:

Name : samba
Arch : x86_64
Version : 3.0.33
Release : 3.15.el5_4


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