Comments on: Samba doesn’t like special characters in ldap password Random tech things that I come across. Mon, 19 Feb 2018 02:25:14 +0000 hourly 1 By: Matthew Lam Fri, 15 May 2009 08:56:52 +0000 I ran into a similar problem using Fedora 10 and FDS 1.2. It had the same error message.

What I did was quote it instead of escaping it:

smbpasswd -w “my.c0mPl1cat3d.P@ssW3rd”

And presto, it worked as well.