smb- and UNIX passwords

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Wed Apr 26 15:28:29 GMT 2000

On Thu, 27 Apr 2000, Anders C. Thorsen wrote:

> > 
> >    I have samba-tng-alfa-2.4.1.
> >    It installs correctly, but when I try to log in from NT Workstation it says that computer name account doesn'n exists in database. (I add name$ and username in smbpasswd). 
> >  The first question is  -- what password shoul I use for the trust computer?
> >  (what should I see in smbpasswd)
> >  Does samba check passwords from passwd and shadow files?
> yes and no.... [only in share mode tough]
> initial password for a trust account should be 'machine' i believe. This
> is an assumption NT makes :)


samedit sets it to total random garbage, locally and remotely.

> The best way to add the account is using these nifty tools that Luke's made.
> [Soon we can make shell scripts that remotely can crash an entire network :)]

pffh, you can do that anyway, starting two years ago, dude!

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