machine account

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Thu Mar 25 15:19:11 GMT 1999

On Fri, 26 Mar 1999, Gerhard Klein wrote:

> I joined my workstation like "smbpasswd -a -m workstation_name" and I
> can switch to samba domain.  If I want to switch a second time to samba
> domain I have to do "smbpasswd -a -m workstation_name" again.
> If I try to switch to samba domain with administrator/password, I get a
> message that I haven't enougth privileges. Is it a fault or not
> supported (samba 2.1.0).

what a TOTAL waste of time.  you're NOT going to believe this, but when
you decode the password from when you type in admin/password, it's the
workstation name in lower case.

we always suspected that this was the case, but to actually have an info
level specifically to set an obfuscated password where the obfuscated
password is a well-known value is just...  words fail me.

gerhard, others: i will do the "set password" call soon.  the login will
have to be "root"/password or "root-mapped-to-admin"/password but
otherwise it should work.  check for announcements and/or messages.


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