Patrick Calkins PCalkins at
Tue Oct 31 22:57:31 GMT 2000

> i'm using samba 2.0.7 as a pdc in freebsd 4.1.1
> freebsd doesn't allow me to have to character '$' in the username, so this
> means i can't go 'smbpasswd -a -m machinename'.
> is there some fix that would allow me to easily add an nt workstation to
> domain? right now, i isolate the machine i want to add to the network w/
> linux box that has samba installed and an identical MACHINE.SID or
> and i use linux to create the account, and when it's done, i copy the
> appropriate part to my fbsd's smbpasswd file. kinda retardedly

Use the FreeBSD Utility 'vipw' to edit the passwords via a text editor, this
will update the changes in the database when you exit giving you the ability
to add a $ to a username.


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