Machine account

Gerald W. Carter cartegw at Eng.Auburn.EDU
Wed Mar 4 03:42:54 GMT 1998

On Tue, 3 Mar 1998, Tim Winders wrote:

> On Tue, 3 Mar 1998, Gerald W. Carter wrote:
> > smbpasswd -add nobody opt
> > 
> > This will create the entry and you can then edit the username and replace
> > it with opt$ as well as inserting the :0080: field following the password
> > hash.
> Great.  This created the account for nobody, I changed the name to opt$.
> So far, so good.  It put in the nobody group number, but the NTDOMAIN.txt
> file doesn't list that.  Does the group number need to be removed?  What
> password did the above command put in the smbpasswd file?  Does it matter?
>  Thanks!

the password was set to the third parameter ( "opt" ).  The only things
that matter in the machine account entry are


whete uid is whatever ( i have been using the nobody account uid and am
not sure what part this integer actually plays in the logon process ).
Note that the last ':' is necessary

Hope this helps,
                            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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