machine accounts (was: SAmba and web password changing)

Gerald Carter gcarter at
Wed Nov 15 18:20:26 GMT 2000

Torsten Curdt wrote:
> I followed this URL and found something even more interesting...
> ...a patch that avoids the need for machine accounts in the
> /etc/passwd (still in smbpasswd)
> Why is this patch not included in the usual samba version?
> Having these accounts in /etc/passwd is quite annoing!

Because I am reworking the account storage interface 
currently.  Part of the redesign will correct this.

CHeers, jerry

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