problems with smbpasswd and freebsd

Donjuma Lee dlee at
Thu Dec 2 15:35:37 GMT 1999

It is best to use rvipw to edit the password file.  It will take tou to
the shadow file, for which an entry is needed.  Then it will make the
changes to the system.  If you just edited the /etc/passwd file.  The
system has not recognized the changes you have made. Remember any entry
added to the passwd file must have a corresponding entry in the shadow


On Fri, 3 Dec 1999, Tim Radigan wrote:

> hi.. i'm new to this mailing list.. so if my answer has been answered before
> please dont get mad..
> but.. my problem arises when i try to add the workstation_name$ to
> /etc/passwd and then i run /usr/local/samba/bin/smbpasswd -a -m
> workstation_name
> for some reason i always get the error "user not in system password file..
> but i have added it to /etc/passwd  .. i don't know what the exact problem
> is.. but i've gone through the Samba Online documents.. and i'm trying to
> have my NT Workstation to connect to my FreeBSD server using the latest
> version of samba.. the problem i get is the: "This machine account for this
> computer either does not exist or is not accessable."
> and samba won't recognize the added user i added in /etc/passwd.. if anyone
> has any suggestions please help.. thank you very much..
> Tim Radigan

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