Long machine names...

Tim Winders twinders at SPC.cc.tx.us
Thu May 21 14:02:11 GMT 1998

I just ran into a "problem" with the machine accounts requiring an entry
in the /etc/passwd file for account creating.  On *MY* system, unix
account names can only be 8 characters.  I have (had) an NT machine with
the name SUPPORT2 (8 character) but to create the unix account, I needed 9
characters (SUPPORT2$) which wouldn't work.  I created the account as
SUPPORT2 and changed the entry to SUPPORT2$ and then ran smbpasswd -a -m
support2 support2 but the NT machine said it could login because the
account in the domain didn't exist or the password didn't match.  I ended
up changing the machine name to SUP2 and adding the appropriate entries
and this worked...

Hey!  Wait a minute... now that I look again at my /etc/passwd file, there
are NO machine entries there... does smbpasswd REMOVE the entries from
/etc/passwd when the machine account is created?

=== Tim

|  Tim Winders, CNE, MCSE        |  Email:  TWinders at SPC.cc.tx.us   |
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