Has smbpasswd -a -m changed??

Andrew Perrin - Demography aperrin at demog.Berkeley.EDU
Tue Jul 28 15:26:03 GMT 1998

No, that's the way it's always been - check out the archives, ntdom
requires that machines have valid /etc/passwd (or NIS) accounts.  My
understanding is that removing them from /etc/passwd is a bad idea, but
someone more familiar with samba should explain why.

Andrew J. Perrin - aperrin at demog.berkeley.edu - NT/Unix Admin/Support
Department of Demography    -    University of California at Berkeley
2232 Piedmont Avenue #2120  -    Berkeley, California, 94720-2120 USA
http://demog.berkeley.edu/~aperrin --------------------------SEIU1199

On Wed, 29 Jul 1998, Celso Kopp Webber wrote:

>     Hi all!
>     My Samba PDC is working very well, thanks!
> However, when I use "smbpasswd -am machine"
> to add a machine to the samba domain, it complains
> that machine$ user doesn't exist in /etc/passwd.
>     If I add machine$ to /etc/passwd I can do
> "smbpasswd -am machine". Then I can remove
> machine$ from /etc/passwd.
>     Is this the correct new behaviour, or am I
> missing something?
>     TIA,
>     Celso.

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