machine accounts (was: SAmba and web password changing)

Kevin Colby kevinc at
Wed Nov 15 18:55:27 GMT 2000

Torsten Curdt wrote:
> > Here is an outdated but still functional interface I've made with a
> > coworker to update both samba and NIS through https+php3(4):
> >
> 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!

I agree, but the new passdb will (as I understand it) eliminate
this problem along with the other things it does.  Exactly how
to deal with this issue has been the subject of some debate in
the past.

	- Kevin Colby
	  kevinc at

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