How to add machine accounts?

Greg Dickie greg at
Thu Apr 8 11:27:17 GMT 1999

The users you add in /etc/passwd must be machine accounts. That is, if
your machine is called dilbert, the account in /etc/passwd must be


Greg Dickie
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On Thu, 8 Apr 1999, Andre Anneck wrote:

> Hi there,
> I am running FreeBSD 3.1, Samba 2.0.3,
> When I try to add a machine account it always gives me
> "bla <machine_name$> does not exist in system password file" 
> or something like this, sorry have my box not handy right now.
> I edited /etc/passwd
> And inserted some testusers, referring to those people who already 
> did it... 
> I try to add the account with
> /smbpasswd -a -m <machine_name>
> I have read several mails in the archive that claim that it would be 
> as easy as that. Addin a line in /etc/passwd, then using 
> smbpasswd with options a, m.
> I think I missed something so obvious I cant see it... please open 
> my eyes... I would like to have the Samba Box to be my PDC... 
> *sniff*.
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