How to add NT workstation to Samba controlled domain?

Christian Barth BARTH at
Tue Oct 6 07:30:55 GMT 1998

> Should I just add the hostname of the machine as defined in the PC's
> configuration: control panel->
> network section?
As far as I know: Yes

> What is the use of defining the hostname$ in the /etc/passwd?  What is it
> checked against?
NT uses the same identification mechanism for users and for machines 
in a domain. So you need an machine entery in /../../smbpasswd. 
smbpasswd is part of the NT-RID <-> Unix-ID translation and it has to 
be ensured that this is unique. So every entery in smbpasswd needs 
one in passwd.



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