Workstation Trust Account in Samba

Jason C. North jnorth at
Mon Apr 17 18:54:37 GMT 2000

	I pulled the source off of CVS last thursday (pre 3.0?), and have
successfully configured my server as a PDC in an NT domain, temporarily
called BBSAMBA.  Windows 98 clients can access the domain at a normal login,
but my NT workstation cannot. I have added it successfully to the domain,
rebooted, and I am unable to logon to the domain. The error I receive at
logon is 'Cannot log you in because the domain BBSAMBA is not available'.
As I recall (I was an MCSE in a past life), and as M$ has verified, this
indicates a problem with the machine account.  As far as I can tell, the
machine account is ok, but perhaps I have overlooked a detail somewhere?

The line for the workstation (sherlock) from my smbpasswd file is as
362B:[W          ]:LCT-38FB0BF7:

and in /etc/passwd :
sherlock$:*:1000:900:SHERLOCK.  JCN's WINNT :/dev/null:/dev/null

After a couple of attempts, I have manually set the passwd to 'sherlock'
(according to the O'Reilly book that is what the passwd is set to initially.

Any ideas?


Jason C. North Network and Security Engineer
Things that appear unlikely, impossible, or paradoxical from one point of
view often make perfectly good sense from another...
--Hugh Nibley

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