new option to smbpasswd

Gerald W. Carter cartegw at Eng.Auburn.EDU
Tue Mar 3 20:10:33 GMT 1998

I was working on the NTDOM FAQ a little was working on the part about
adding machines to the smbpasswd file.  Had a quick thought...

Would it be beneficial to add a switch to smbpasswd so that machine
accounts could be added directly?  For example, something like

	smbpasswd -add -machine mymachine

which would generate the the entry


rather than the standard user entry which would then have to be

I realize that the plans are to be able to create these accounts
automatically but in the meantime, this could be a quick hack.

                            Gerald ( Jerry ) Carter	
Engineering Network Services                           Auburn University 
jerry at   

       "...a hundred billion castaways looking for a home."
                                  - Sting "Message in a Bottle" ( 1979 )

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