Setting up machine$ account

Gerald Carter cartegw at Eng.Auburn.EDU
Fri Feb 12 20:19:35 GMT 1999

andre at wrote:
> Hi there...
> .. today I tried to follow the docs on NTDomain.txt.

Better to follow the stpes in the NT Domain FAQ online at  Choose a mirror site and look under 

> It reads that you have to set an MACHINE$ for each NT-Box who
> tries to connected to a Samba-PDC. It gives an example in
> brackets:
> (smbpasswd -m machine$ passwd)

smbpasswd -a -m <machinename>

> Do I have to write the line for the machine$ user into the
> /private/passwd file by hand... And if yes... in what format???

/etc/passwd in thr standard format.  The NTDOM FAQ has some more
information in Section 2.

                            Gerald ( Jerry ) Carter	
Engineering Network Services                           Auburn University 
jerry at   

       "...a hundred billion castaways looking for a home."
                                  - Sting "Message in a Bottle" ( 1979 )

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