Adding Machine Accounts

Kevin Currie x7currie at
Thu May 7 16:19:06 GMT 1998

> I originally did this. Although easier in the short term it
> will lead to immense pain later when we more fully integrate
> into an NT Domain environment. NT machines expect machine
> account RIDs to be unique within a domain - and they share
> the same namespace as userids and groups. The easiest way
> to do this is to ensure that the macgine account id's are 
> already represented in the /etc/passwd file.

	Okay, just so long as there is a valid reason for all the extra
account maintenance (which I know nobody likes to do...)  :)


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