Adding Machine Accounts

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Wed May 6 18:15:21 GMT 1998

On Thu, 7 May 1998, CURRIE KEVIN wrote:

> 	I was wonderring if someone might be able to explain to me why a
> machine account has to be in /etc/passwd as well as smbpasswd?  I
> understand the significance of having a valid uid; however, I really don't
> want 100+ computer accounts in my /etc/passwd file.  I personally would
> like all of these accounts to use the "nobody" account's uid.

use "map username" option, put all the accounts with $ to map to nobody.

> 	I'm proposing that an option be added to smbpasswd so that us can
> do something along the lines of:
> 	smbpasswd -a -u 65534 -m machine

for now, edit your smbpasswd file manually.

bear in mind that this _may_ cause you problems later if you don't have
unique unix uids per machine and you are using private/smbpasswd.


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